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Baker Cabin Historic Site

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Cindy S wrote a review Jun 2018
Springfield, Oregon746 contributions188 helpful votes
Hatton road not Carver Road, from Oregon City its a right turn across from park. Cabin boarded up, scenic photo op, but the church and setting are ADORABLE, great venue for weddings, I bet. turn corner and go to parking lot by church, not at first opportunity to park which is a tow-away/ NOT EASY to find unless you use park as guidepost or watch street signs like hawk ..drove by it twice.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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NorthwestParent wrote a review Jun 2017
Portland, Oregon119 contributions127 helpful votes
Baker's Cabin is located very close to the town of Carver, but it's easy to miss if you're not paying attention. The best way to find it is to keep your eye open for the white church on Hattan Road. Park at the church and the cabin is just a short walk to the North of the church. The entire site is run by an all-volunteer group called the Baker Cabin Historical Society. For the most part, the site is unmanned, but there are a number of large panels which give detailed descriptions of everything. If you're a real history buff, and looking to ask detailed questions, I recommend trying to call someone to find out when volunteers will be on site to answer those questions. I believe you can also get guided tours of the property by appointment, but I'm not entirely sure who the proper contact is. I'm sure a Google search would turn something up. The property itself is beautiful... a 1.5 acre clearing surrounded by trees. You'll find the church, the cabin, and a barn on site. The cabin is one of the oldest log structures in the state and is the only known log cabin with a cantilever supported loft and exterior stairway. The church (commonly referred to as "The Pioneer Church") was moved to the site in 1967 from nearby (Springwater). Getting back to the cabin... it is a rather unique design and not what you might expect from an old pioneer cabin. Several panels around the cabin talk about Horace and Jane Baker and the struggles they endured. Definitely take time to read the panels as they will give you a true appreciation for what life must have been like back then. If you have a phone there is a "TeleTales" phone number you can call to hear the story about the Bakers and their trip to Oregon and what life was like on the site. The call is free.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Cyrico wrote a review May 2017
Oregon City, Oregon21 contributions5 helpful votes
A great place to let the kids run around in the grass and get a history lesson at the same time. Signs explain the uses of various items around the grounds and there is a native american grinding rock as well. Also on the property is a relocated pioneer church popular for weddings, so you may want to check before your visit. The Cabin Itself is only open for tours at very specific times or by appointment for groups, but, well worth a visit with the friendly staff to learn more about the Baker family.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Carol B wrote a review Jul 2016
Oregon City, Oregon10 contributions3 helpful votes
I loved looking at the historical photographs and reading about the lives of people at that time. It makes you realize how different life was then, the struggles people had and the courage it took to surmount great difficulties. How fascinating to learn about the everyday lives of people in that period. The letters they wrote were also very interesting and described in great detail daily life. It would be wonderful to be a time traveler and be able to return to pioneer life for a few days.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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Carol B wrote a review Mar 2016
49 contributions10 helpful votes
Baker Cabin is a great place to visit to learn about the history of early Oregon settlers. The Baker Cabin is an early 2 story cabin. There are also activities that occur there throughout the year, celebrating the history of the area.
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Date of experience: February 2016
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