Behind the Scenes Tour
May 27 at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm
Admission: Members $7*
*Reservations and prepayment are required due to demand.
The Behind the Scenes Tour is not recommended for children under 10.
If you ever wondered, “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Portland’s historic Pittock Mansion, take our Behind the Scenes Tour!
On Behind the Scenes Tours mansion guides lead small groups through areas of the mansion not ordinarily open to the public during regular tours.
This special tour explores underground hallways that lead to the original furnace room, vault, electrical panels, and elevator maintenance room. The tour also will examine the early 20th-century innovations incorporated when the home was built in 1914 by the forward-thinking industrialist and Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife Georgiana.
The tour then winds up the servants’ stairs to the mansion’s third floor, which is rarely open to visitors. Third-floor rooms include Henry Pittock’s private den, storage rooms, and the servants’ bedrooms and bathroom. Visitors also get to enjoy the view from the third-floor terrace.
These special tours are offered in addition to the mansion’s regularly scheduled tours. Visitors are encouraged to take both tours. The Behind the Scenes Tour takes about 45 minutes. Regular public tours last about an hour.
Call 503.823.3624 to make a reservation.