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Philip Foster Farm

29912 SE Highway 211, Eagle Creek, Oregon 97022 USA


“oldest lilac in Oregon”

Philip Foster Farm is a historic site in Eagle Creek, Oregon, United States, near the city of Estacada. The farm is part of a land claim purchased in 1847 by American pioneer Philip Foster. Foster built a store, house, barn, and other structures at the farm. The farmhouse and barn still stand, and replicas of the store, blacksmith shop and log cabin have been built on the site. The Farm is located on the last leg of the Barlow Road, and was an important rest stop for travelers on the Oregon Trail. Exteriors of the Farm are accessible year-round, with interpretive signage. The website at http://philipfosterfarm.com lists visiting hours to see the interiors, with costumed interpreters. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and hosts thousands of school children each year for their hands-on Pioneer Life field trips. The Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society, which owns and operates the site, jokes that Foster Farm is the "First destination resort in the Oregon Territory." Some students at the nearby Summit Learning Charter school come to volunteer and help with tours. They also help with events, and when you arrive at the Farm, are dressed as Pioneers. Coming by is a lovely way to further your child's knowledge of Oregon History.

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June 17, 2015

Open June-September. A step back in time. look, listen & feel the pioneer experience. Walk through the beautiful gardens, smell the flowers on the oldest lilac in Oregon. Visit the 1883 Farm House, 1860 hay barn, grind & press some apples into fresh apple cider.

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Philip Foster Farm

29912 SE Highway 211
Eagle Creek, Oregon
97022 USA

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