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.
Today his farmhouse is open to the public. A living history museum, allowing visitors to experience life as the pioneers did. Every year scores of school children visit and tour the farm and see firsthand how people lived more than 100 years ago. The farm is also open to weddings and events. Visit the website for more information and open days/hours.