Caples House Museum
The Caples House Museum is a historic 19th century home in Columbia City. It was built by Dr. Charles Caples in 1870 who arrived in Oregon with his family around the mid 1840s. They were among the many who traveled west along the Oregon trail. Charles built the home one the very spot his father built a log cabin in 1846. His daughter willed the home to the Oregon State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of which she was a member, in 1959 to become a museum. It contains period furniture and items. There is also a wash house, tool shed and a carriage house. The carriage house is geared towards children and features toys, dolls and other items. It also has a unique collection of dolls representing first ladies' inaugural gowns.