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Covered Wagon at Philip Foster Farm

Philip Foster, one of Oregon’s earliest pioneers, was a leader in the establishment of Oregon. His farm and home in Eagle Creek played an important part in the history of the Barlow Road, which followed the south side of Mt. Hood as an alternative to the treacherous Columbia River route.  Foster helped fund, build and operate the Barlow Road at various times between 1848 and 1865, guiding thousands of covered wagons into the Willamette Valley.

School Tours, 2015

Welcome back, 4th graders! We’re looking forward to a full spring of Pioneer Life field trips. If you haven’t booked yours yet, there are still a few openings in the calendar. Take a look and make your reservation today. 

Trails Across Time 2015

The Trails Across Time Living History Immersion Program is growing like gangbusters! Students in grades 6-12 are learning, serving, teaching, dancing, and singing together for the benefit of the Philip Foster Farm. Estacada Web Academy and the Philip Foster Farm are collaborating on this program that brings together learning and service for kids with a [...]

“Haunted Farm” Shares Living History

Eagle Creek’s pioneers lived, suffered, and died right here at the end of the Barlow Road. Join us on October 25th (the Saturday before Halloween) to meet them “at home” on the Philip Foster Farm. Embezzler Egbert Olcott and axe murderess Charity Lamb join other emigrants and members of the Foster Family in this family-friendly [...]