Willamette Heritage Center

Southeast Salem

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In a Nutshell

  • Historic wool mill, churches, settlers' home & more
  • Speakers & hands-on activities
  • Ticket to concert

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person for Aug. 28 option, may buy 2 additional as gifts; limit 2 per person for Sept. 11 option. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate by concert date, membership expires 1 year from activation. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a one-year individual membership (up to a $40 value) plus a ticket to a Rhythm at the Mill concert (a $5 value) at the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill (up to a $45 total value). Choose between the following dates:

  • Sunday, August 28
  • Sunday, September 11

Willamette Heritage Center's 5-acre site, which has been designated an American Treasure by the National Park Service, preserves the original machinery, buildings, and aura of a 19th-century wool mill. Meander through the interiors of the Jason Lee House and Parsonage, stroll past the domiciles of the Methodist missionary founders of Salem, or amble down the aisle of the Pleasant Grove Church, said to be the oldest Presbyterian church in Oregon. Hands-on activities, speakers, and rotating exhibits allow visitors to engage in a modern look at a history, much like a digitized version of their grandfather's comic-book collection. A one-year admission grants members unlimited free entries for a year, access to the research library and archives, and tickets to the Magic at the Mill holiday lighting festival.

Today's deal also awards purchasers a ticket to the Rhythm at the Mill concert series, in which attendees soak up the live music while lazing on the greens of the Willamette Heritage Center. On August 28, guests can tap their toes to the acoustic blues and smooth jazz of the Ivie & Mezier Duo and calculate their taxes to guitarist Terry Robb's strumming. Audiences swing their hips to Sonny 'Smokin' Hess's R & B rhythms and watch the DK Stewart Band belt out the blues on September 11.

Willamette Heritage Center

The Willamette Heritage Center preserves slices of valley history by word and deed, keeping up 14 historic structures and filling them with historical tours and living history displays. The Jason Lee house represents the oldest building on campus, built in 1841. The structure also boasts the title of oldest surviving wooden frame house in the Pacific Northwest, and its interior sports the period appropriate furnishings right down to an iron stove and a snoring, bonneted grandmother. Nearby stands the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, and piece of the Industrial Revolution that has survived since 1896, earning recognition as an American Treasure by the National Park Service. Workers keep the buildings clean and sound for tours and rentals, while actors keep the ground vibrant with living historical portrayals.

Customer Reviews

It is an interesting and fun place to explore and get into the holiday spirit
Celeste S. · December 6, 2015
Beautiful. Lovely music.
Debbie E. · December 29, 2013
I didn't know this wonderful place was even in existence until I saw the Groupon. What a wonderful surprise to see such an amazing place. I loved it and will return again.
Sandra O. · December 27, 2013

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.