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.


2014 and still rolling!

On the horizon for 2014: 1) Travel Oregon has designated us as a “Bike Friendly” attraction. 2) We are hiring a Gardener and Farm Manager for continuous improvement of the guest experience.  (email jzhhistsoc@rconnects.com to apply) 3) Trails Across Time, our free public charter school for grades 6-12, continues to serve students who want to [...]

Christmas in the Country!

December 7th and 8th, the Philip Foster Farm will host a FREE Christmas event, 11-4:00 both days. Meet up with Santa Claus in the parlor, listen to live music, pick up your Christmas tree, and shop for pioneer and holiday books, toys, games and more in our store. While you’re here, get your annual membership [...]

Haunted Farm 2013

Pioneers didn’t celebrate Halloween, or have much time for ghosts, but they did have a pretty close relationship with death and dying. On your family-friendly guided tour of the Farm, you’ll meet Oregon’s first axe murderess, children of all ages, and Eagle Creek’s earliest pioneers, telling their own stories.  Event runs from 6:00-8:00 p.m. ONLY [...]