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As the official repository for the state’s military history, the Oregon Military Museum strives to provide visitors engaging exhibits and public programming that honors the military service and legacy of those who have called Oregon home.

Just off I-205, the Museum is a quick 30-minute drive from downtown Portland and Portland International Airport to the north, Woodburn to the south, or Sandy if coming from the east.

The Historic Park is open seasonally. In the future, the Museum’s main building, including the exhibit galleries and the Thomas E. Withycombe Research Library will be open year-round.

To bridge the gap, OMM will be providing education and outreach programming for the general public throughout the year. Check out our Events page for information about upcoming events happening at the Museum.

Make sure to sign up for our mailing list or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date on future special tours, events, and activities.

Arriving on Post

The Museum is located at Camp Withycombe, an active military post for the Oregon National Guard (ORNG). All museum visitors must follow ORNG requirements for post visitors including:

 
  • A valid ID check is required at the security entrance gate.
  • No firearms or weapons allowed, including those with concealed permits.
  • No smoking or vaping on post, including Museum grounds.
 

Location & Directions

OMM is located 1.5 miles off I-205, exit 12-A southbound or exit 12 northbound. From I-205, turn right onto 212-E and then make a left onto SE 82nd Drive. At the traffic light, make a right onto SE Tolbert Street. The entrance to Camp Withycombe will be ahead once over the overpass.

Once on post and past the security entrance gate, follow signs to the Museum by making a right. The Museum will soon be on your right.

If the Museum’s parking lot is full, continue up the road and make a left at the stop sign and then an immediate left into the AFRC parking lot. Museum visitors may park in spaces nearest to the Museum.

Access to the Museum’s Historic Park and parking areas is limited to daytime and during special events at the Museum.

Historic Park

During the Historic Park’s open season, the Quartermaster Storehouse, Battery A Artillery Horse Barn, and outdoor tracked vehicles display are open to visitors.

Visitors are always welcome to enjoy outdoor interpretation and the five-tank display during daylight hours throughout the year.

Accessibility

The Oregon Military Museum is committed to providing meaningful access to as many visitors as possible. To meet this commitment, OMM provides:

 
  • Accessible parking spaces and curb cuts
  • ADA accessible and unisex bathrooms
  • ADA accessible doors
  • Ramps (no stairs required throughout the buildings)
  • Push wheelchairs available for use, free of charge
  • Benches throughout the Historic Park
 

We will be extending our commitment to visitor accessibility throughout the exhibit galleries. In the future, we hope to provide sensory havens such a low-stimuli hours, as well as a wider breadth of online content. Continue to visit our website for updates relating to experiencing the Oregon Military Museum.

Only certified service dogs (not including support or therapy pets) are allowed in OMM buildings including the Museum, Quartermaster Storehouse, and Artillery Barn. Leashed pets, including support and service pets, are welcome onto OMM’s outdoor grounds. Please have bags with you to clean up after your pets. 

We are constantly working to improve our accessibility and welcome feedback and ideas. Please let us know if you have any insights, barriers, or questions related to accessibilty at 971-355-2275 or [email protected].

Specialty & Group Tours

While the Museum’s exhibit galleries are in the development stage, OMM continues to provide community outreach and education programming for groups such as veterans, retirement homes, military heritage groups, homeschool organizations, and schools. If your organization or group is interested in a specialty or group tour, contact OMM’s Director of Programs & Services at 971-355-2283.

 

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families. The program runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card(dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173‐1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military ‐ Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps ‐ and up to five family members.