Historic Landmarks

From the first discovery of gold along the McKenzie River to the iconic Heceta Head Lighthouse signaling ships just north of Florence, this region of Oregon is rich in history.

Take a walking tour of old towns dense with architecturally and historically significant buildings dating back to the 1850s. Tour the region's many historic covered bridges. Explore the University of Oregon campus and nearby cemeteries. Honor veterans' at dedicated memorials.

Wander through Dorris Ranch, Springfield's unique living history farm - the oldest working hazelnut (filbert) farm in the country. Local museums and antique shops are chock full of historic mementos from Oregon's diverse cultural history.

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