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Fiechter House Open House

Come see inside the historic 1855 Fiechter House at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge!

That beautiful old house along Finley Refuge Rd. usually has its doors locked, but not this summer. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can stop by the Fiechter House, take a tour and walk through history.  An experienced interpreter will be there to greet you and share some incredible stories about the house and the families that lived there. Did you know 13 kids were raised in the house?  And that one of them wrote their name in a window pane that is still visible today? Do you think there is more to the story of what happened to Mr. Fiechter?

Make a Saturday of it and come visit the Refuge!

  • What: Fiechter House Open Houses
  • Where: The Fiechter House is one of the oldest buildings in Benton County and is a great example of a pioneer era house. It sits along the Applegate Trail, just off Finley Refuge Rd. at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, 26208 Finley Refuge Rd. in Corvallis. Be sure to stop by the Wild Goose Nature Store at the headquarters building before heading home.
  • When: Every Saturday from July 2 through September 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Why: History is cool! The story of Cynthia alone is incredible - from young child bride to raising 13 children to business owner in Corvallis.

For more information contact William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge at 541-757-7236 or by email.

Photo: 1855 Fiechter House, by Ian Poellet (CC BY-SA 4.0).


The historic John Fiechter House (built 1855–1857), located in the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, Oregon, United States, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Histor
Starts: July 02, 2022

Ends: September 24, 2022

Occurs: Saturday
Time: 10am-4pm

Admission: Free

Location: William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge
26208 Finley Refuge Road, Corvallis, OR 97333

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