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The total driving distance from Portland, OR to Salem, OR is 47 miles or 76 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Portland, Oregon. It ends in Salem, Oregon.
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Salem is the capital of Oregon. If you like history and politics, we recommend visiting Salem’s Bush House Museum, Deepwood Museum and Gardens, Oregon State Capitol and Willamette Heritage Center.
The 1870s Victorian Bush House Museum is now part of the Salem Art Association. It is located adjacent to the Bush Barn Art Center in the historic Bush’s Pasture Park. The Museum offers a 45-minute tour of the house from March 1 to December 20 (Wednesday-Sunday) at 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm.
The Deepwood Estate is a 19th century Queen Anne home and garden. And Willamette Heritage Center showcases Oregon's early settlers and industrial age.
It’s free to visit the Oregon State Capitol. It is open to the public on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm. The guided historical building tour is available year round (excluding December) from Monday to Friday. The guided Tower tour is available from June 8 to September 30 from Monday to Friday. The Tower tour involves climbing 121-steps to the observation deck. You can combine the guided Historical building and Tower tours.
The State Capitol also offers Staff-guided Legislative tour during the Legislative Session. This tour is suitable for middle school students and older. Find out more by visiting Oregonlegislative.gov on tour times and advance scheduling of your tours.
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