Washington County Museum offers a gateway to the historical and cultural resources available in the Tualatin Valley and the western Portland Metro area at our two locations.
We offer many tour packages, special events, and activities for families, groups, and schools and classes to the museum. Our family events include Free Family Day events, Scout Passport Days, Birthday Parties, and Museum Camps during school breaks.
We highly recommend using the TriMet Trip Planner for your visit to the museum or Research Library.
The Washington County Museum of Hillsboro
Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Building
120 E Main Street
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Entrance is the double doors next to Starbucks off of the plaza)
Admission: Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for youth (3-18), seniors (60+), college students and veterans/military with ID.
Parking: The Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Building is free for two-hour visitor parking in the concrete parking garage located catty-corner to the Museum on S 1st Avenue and SE Washington Street. The first and second floors of the garage allow for free parking for two hours, the commuter parking above for longer.
Please note: By entering the Washington County Museum, all staff, guests and volunteers grant permission to the Museum and its agents to utilize any visitor’s image, likeness and/or sound recordings for the purpose of marketing and promoting the museum whatsoever in perpetuity.
Special Holiday Hours 2016:
*Please note that the Museum has an adjusted schedule over the winter break.
Open: Wednesday 12/21- Friday 12/23 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Saturday 12/24
Open: Tuesday 12/27- Saturday 12/31 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Research Library, Museum Collections and Archives
Portland Community College – Rock Creek Campus
17677 NW Springville Road
Portland, OR 97229
Hours: The research library is open by appointment only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To make an appointment, please contact the library at
503-645-5353 or contact us and visit our Library access information and resources.
Parking: The college requires parking permits Monday through Friday for all vehicles parked on campus outside of the designated Museum spaces. Permits are $5 and are available at the drive-through kiosk located along the main entrance drive.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, the Museum will post closing notices on the website and our Facebook page. In general, the Museum will adhere to the following plan:
- The Museum’s Exhibits and Education space in downtown Hillsboro will follow the Hillsboro School District’s closures.
- The Museum’s Research Library and Archives located on the PCC Rock Creek campus must adhere to the decision of PCC authorities. If PCC’s Rock Creek Campus is closed for the day, opens late or closes early due to inclement weather or other factors, the Museum must follow the same schedule. PCC sends unscheduled closure notifications and updates to local television and radio stations, so be sure to check local listings. In addition, a notification recording can be reached at 971-722-6111, or toll free at 1-866-922-1010.