Mt. Hood Cultural Center

The Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum is a hub of activity on Mt. Hood.  Located in the village of Government Camp, in the heart of Oregon’s only Alpine Village, the Cultural Center serves as a museum, visitor information center, community center and meeting place.  The staff is knowledgeable in all aspects of area history, recreation opportunities, housing, shopping and restaurant options.  They can provide the necessary permits and maps needed for outdoor recreation activities. Computers and Internet access are available.

The Cultural Center is housed in a building featuring Cascadian architecture and features five galleries, a visitor information center, a book and gift store and an art gallery. The Going Downhill Fast gallery features the history and evolution of snow skiing on Mt. Hood.  The Natural History Gallery houses geology, fauna and flora exhibits and a three-dimensional model of Mount Hood.  The Trailblazer Gallery features the history of the Barlow Road branch of the Oregon Trail and the settlement history of the area.  The Forest Gallery is dedicated to Mt. Hood National Forest and includes a working forest fire lookout, a 1930s Ranger office and a tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps.  The art gallery features Mt. Hood-related art for sale.  Many of the exhibiting artists teach in the museum’s Arts Cabin project, a place for artists to create and teach a variety of art, including blacksmithing and glass.

  • ADA accessible
  • Visitor center on site
  • Trained guides available
  • Interpretive signage
  • Located on private land

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