1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
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About Us

Conveniently located in downtown Salem, just three blocks from the State Capitol at 12th and Mill Street, Mission Mill Museum offers a unique combination – the convenience of a city location with the pleasurable experience of a charming, five-acre historic site. Mission Mill Museum is like no other place.

Mission Mill Museum houses 14 historic buildings and homes, including the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, all on the National Register of Historic Places. Mission Mill Museum offers a quiet, picturesque atmosphere with a millrace flowing through park-like grounds. You and your guests will enjoy a variety of retail shops, feeding the ducks and savoring our sweetly scented herb garden and wildflower varieties.

Advantages to Renting at Mission Mill Museum

  • Knowing your rental fees go to support our ongoing mission to preserve and interpret the history of the Willamette Valley and Oregon’s textile industry
  • Meeting spaces can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 475 people
  • Free Parking (over 250 spaces)
  • Wheelchair Accessible (except the Pleasant Grove Church)
  • Friendly customer service and planning assistance
  • Conveniently located close to hotels, Willamette University and State Agencies
  • On-site catering by Mill Creek Station or your choice of caterers from an approved list
  • Free table and chair setup and tear down
  • Audio/visual equipment available
  • Park-like setting complete with ducks
  • Se Habla Español

"Your facility has a special significance for our family because of its historical significance in the Willamette Valley. It's a warm environment in terms of friendly, sturdy architecture. We have enjoyed watching its evolution/renovation of the last several years!"- Myrna Schulte - 2002 Renter

Mission Mill has five spaces available for rent:

The Card Room

  • Capacity: 50 as theatre, 40 as classroom
  • 888 square feet
  • Sits adjacent to the Spinning Room on the third floor of our historic Mill Building
  • Can be set up as a meeting or classroom space
  • Elevator access

The Dye House

  • Capacity: 120 as banquet, 175 as theatre or 75 as classroom
  • 2,200 square feet
  • Sits on ground level, bridging the millrace (the water rushing under the building is quite a sight to see)
  • Beautiful wood floors and beams
  • Huge sliding door – excellent for loading, unloading, and summer events
  • Kitchen

The Spinning Room

  • Capacity: 400 as banquet, 500 as theatre, or 250 as classroom
  • 6,384 square feet
  • On the third floor of the historic Thomas Kay Woolen Mill (1889) with a wonderful view of the Mission Mill grounds and millrace
  • Tremendous flexibility in choice of layout and room usage
  • Easy elevator access
  • Large kitchen
  • Stage available
  • Twinkle lights along ceiling beams

The Pleasant Grove Church

  • Capacity: 100 as ceremony, theatre or classroom
  • Perfect for weddings, lectures and presentations
  • Oldest remaining meeting style Presbyterian Church in the state of Oregon (1858)
  • Sits on a hill overlooking the Mission Mill Museum grounds

The Mission Mill Grounds

  • Capacity 200
  • Outdoor locations surrounded by trees and foliage with a choice of three backdrops: The Jason Lee House, (1841) said to be one of the oldest standing frame houses in the Northwest, the millrace, or the Pleasant Grove Church (1858)


Let us make your meeting or event a success. Call or make an appointment now to see our rooms. We look forward to serving you.
Laura Cruz – Facilities Coordinator