Heritage Museum Society

Heritage Museum Society

Explore Independence History

Did you know Independence was once known as the “Hop Capitol of the World”? Or that this Oregon Trail pioneer settlement is a “Preserve America” Historic Town?

Visit us in the heart of the Independence National Historic District, at the corner of Third and B Streets where we are telling stories, inspiring memories and preserving local history.

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What's New

Glass Cases Installed

Thanks to a grant from the Polk County Cultural Coalition we now have a… read more »

A Blustery Hop & Heritage Festival 2013

Despite the horrendous weather on September 27, 28 and 29 a few sturdy souls… read more »

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Hours & Admission

1 - 5 pm Wed - Sat
1 - 4 pm Occasional Sundays (Call ahead to check)

$3 per person suggested donation.

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Heritage Museum

112 South 3rd Street
Independence, OR 97351
Phone: (503) 838-4989
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