15114575200_20fd6f5ae4_kOver 80 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 West Linn was just beginning.

The walking tour, led by costumed guides, travels through the lantern lit neighborhood and into scenes of what life was like in the early Edwardian era right 15311072512_9ede70a29b_khere in Willamette. The tour has 9 different scenes inside and outside historical homes in the neighborhood. Characters from this earlier time are brought to life for a few moments, transporting the viewer back to 1913. There are horses, old cars, characters, and much much more!

This tour requires walking on uneven terrain, entering and exiting steps of homes, and boarding and dismounting a carriage so guests will need to be prepared to walk without assistance.