Zimmerman House Museum & Gardens

17111 NE Sandy Blvd, Gresham, OR 97230 - United States





Free Everyday

Just off Oregon’s I-84 in the city of Gresham, sits a National Register of Historic Places listed home waiting to tell its tale. The Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and is cared for by ECHO (an East County Historical Organization.)

This example of rural, gracious living includes a collection of original family artifacts, an elaborate garden, and orchard remnants in a six acre park.

Offering a glimpse into the past of three generations of the Zimmerman family, this closed collection is a rare find and jewel to behold. All ten rooms of the house are open to the public and contain a wide variety of family possessions from photographs to china to Victorian dresses.

Parking is free, but limited - please car pool or take Tri-Met bus line #21.


Our first new exhibit is all about dolls and babies! We have dolls, doll clothes, and four doll trunks on display. There is also a variety of baby clothes.

As it is an election year, we'll have our collection of political buttons, cards, and patriotic postcards for you to enjoy.

We have just closed a large vase exhibit, but will have a smaller collection for you to experience.

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