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McLoughlin House

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The McLoughlin House, Oregon City (bobcat)



The restored McLoughlin House was the home of Dr. John McLoughlin, Chief Factor at the Hudson Bay Company's Fort Vancouver until the 1846 Oregon Treaty, which set the border between the British possession of Canada and the United States at the 49th parallel. McLoughlin, known as the "Father of Oregon," founded and then moved to Oregon City, where he operated businesses as a miller and merchant. He continued to offer assistance to emigrants arriving via the Oregon Trail.

The graves of Dr. John McLoughlin and his wife, Marguerite, are on the property. Next to the McLoughlin House is the 1849 Barclay House, which was moved here from the terrace below. The house, which belonged to the Barclay family until the 1930s, was built by Dr. Forbes Barclay, a medical doctor with the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver.

The McLoughlin and Barclay Houses are a national historic site, part of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.


  • Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
  • Barclay House open to the public; McLoughlin House by guided tour only
  • Closed mid-December to mid-February

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