Covered Wagon at Philip Foster FarmPhilip 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.


Spreading the Word

I don’t know how you found us, but we are doing our darndest to be the best historical site people have actually heard of – instead of the best little site NOBODY’s heard of. Check out Philip Foster Farm on Yelp, radio promotions on The Buzz and The Wolf, Groupon, Facebook, Twitter, Google ads, collaborations with [...]

2014 Garden Party – Better than Ever!

Cassie Whitlock and Kate Damon have been busily planning our best Garden Party ever! Period clothing and local experts will descend on the Farm July 19th from 1-4:00 for a fashion show in the barn, historic garden talk, tempting treats, and pioneer rose starts you can take home to add a little history to your [...]

Summer Camp is Coming!

Your “Little House” Girl and “Tom Sawyer” boy will love this day camp! Why? 1) Activities that let children wallow in the past, dressing and living the part of pioneer children. 2) Taking the real responsibility children took in the 1800′s for their animals, gardens, family and friends. 3) Real crafts, like blacksmithing, fire-building, cooking [...]