Pittock Mansion, Portland’s iconic historic house museum, invites third and fourth grade students to take our Discovery Tour to investigate local history and how daily life has changed since Portland’s formative days.
On a Discovery Tour students will explore three floors and 23 artifact-filled rooms in 100-year-old Pittock Mansion to complete an interactive activity booklet and discuss what they discovered with their peers. After the tour students are welcome to picnic on Pittock Mansion’s landscaped lawn with panoramic views of mountains, rivers, forests, and downtown Portland.
Discovery Tours are offered at the discounted admission rate of $5.00 per student/chaperone. Teachers and bus drivers receive complimentary admission. Payments must be in the form of credit card or check. We cannot accept cash for Discovery Tours.
Pittock Mansion has received a grant from the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation to subsidize Discovery Tour admission fees for eligible schools. Schools with more than 70% of their students eligible for free or reduced price meals qualify on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Discovery Tour reservations should be made at least one month in advance. Tours run from 9:30 am – 11:00 am and are not available during the months of July and August, during Pittock Mansion’s annual Christmas exhibit (mid-November through the end of December), or during the month of January when we are closed to the public.
Registration includes an educational video for the class to watch before their visit, pre and post visit materials, and a sample Discovery Tour Booklet. These materials are available online or can be mailed upon request.
To schedule a Discovery Tour or inquire about grant qualifications, please contact Michelle Fitzsimmons at (503) 823-3587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.