Go back in time to 1913.

Back to a time… when the Town of Willamette was its own municipality and the City of West Linn was newly incorporated  Cars were only for the super rich, livestock wandered the street and horses outnumbered people 10 to 1.  Women had finally won their right to vote, and suffragists lay down their sashes and banners, only to raise them up again, this time against alcohol . . .the devil's drink! Temperance was the newest issue at hand.

Tours begin on a horse drawn carriage. Then your guides will then lead you as you walk the neighborhood, encounter live scenes of everyday life and meet many of the town leaders who helped shape Willamette's future. You will go inside the homes of some of Willamette’s residents and hear music from the period. Finish your tour at Lavender Bleu Gift Shop with complimentary light snacks, beverages & music.

We invite you to join us for "An Evening in Willamette - 1913."

To purchase tickets


Please select your desired time from the drop down menu below, then click “Buy Now”.  You will be redirected to Paypal’s website, which will then allow you to increase the number of tickets and the pay for and complete your order.  Your electronic tickets will arrive in your email within one week.  If you have any questions, please contact willamettelivinghistory@gmail.com

2015 Willamette Living History Tour Tickets

Saturday, September 19, 2015


* This is a one hour walking tour and all participants must be able to navigate uneven streets, sidewalks and pathways, as well as stairs.

* Participants must be able to easily enter and exit a horse drawn carriage with minimal assistance.

  1. *The show will go on "rain or shine"!

  2. *Bring appropriate apparel and a flashlight since the 1913 streets are dark.

Tours depart from the:

Elligsen/Leisman house

1785 Willamette Falls Drive;

West Linn OR 97068. 

Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure.