History comes alive

at Fort Dalles Museum!

Take a tour of our unique collection of pioneer and military artifacts and antique wagons at one of the old west’s most pivotal places in history.


Welcome to Fort Dalles and the Anderson House

Fort Dalles Museum, in The Dalles, Oregon, is housed in the former Surgeon’s Quarters; the only remaining officer’s quarters of the 1856 Fort Dalles military complex. One of Oregon’s oldest history museums, it first opened its doors in 1905.

A group of civic-minded pioneer women were instrumental in saving the building at the turn of the century.  Through an act of Congress it became the property of the Oregon Historical Society as they were a recognized non-profit organization. OHS authorized the ladies of the “Old Fort Dalles Historical Society” to open it as a museum in 1905. 


Fort Dalle Museum in The Dalles Oregon, Oregons oldest history museum

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The spacious, shady grounds of the 1856 Surgeon’s Quarters is the perfect place for a lace ‘n roses Victorian wedding, a boots & calico country frolic, or an intimate gathering of friends in a classical setting rich with history. It’s a special place for your special day. Consider renting the grounds of Fort Dalles for weddings, engagement parties, family reunions, corporate picnics, concerts, and more.  Unique historic setting, reasonable rates, and free, convenient parking. Please contact us for more information and to reserve your date!  

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10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day

500 West 15th & Garrison St.
The Dalles, Oregon 97058

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Fort Dalles foundation

The purpose of the Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead Foundation is to preserve and protect the Fort Dalles Museum, and to seek and obtain funding and resources in support of the museum. The Foundation’s long-term goal is to establish financial stability through endowments to aid in the future operation of the museum. Short-term goals include the construction of a new vehicle building to house the historically significant antique vehicle collection, and to solicit funds for other immediate needs of the museum.

The Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
Registered Non-profit No, 30-0589167

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