Over 70 costumed volunteers reenact life as it might have been over one hundred years ago in a small town 15 miles south of Portland, Oregon.
The Willamette Living History Tour began in 2008 as a part of the Centennial Celebration of the incorporation of the Town of Willamette in West Linn, OR. Due to the overwhelming success, the Willamette Living History Tour is now an annual event on the third Saturday of each September. The one hour tour begins on a horse drawn carriage which transports guests back to a time a century ago, as the Town of Willamette was just beginning. The walking tour, led by costumed guides, then lead groups through scenes of what life was like in the early Edwardian era to meet many of the town’s founding fathers and significant leaders. Along the way, guests will encounter livestock roaming the streets, a secret meeting of suffragettes, and much more.
Over 10 different scenes create a complete feeling of what life was like over a century ago. This tour requires walking on uneven terrain, entering and exiting steps of homes, and boarding and dismounting a high carriage. Please plan accordingly.