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Baker Heritage Museum

2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814-2719
+1 541-523-9308
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Always up for history.

Spent a great couple of hours wandering around this great museum. The displays were well designed... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Amy M
via mobile
very rich in information

We started our journey through Eastern Oregon at this museum. It gave us just the right orientation... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
745akif
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Housed in the former Natatorium, 33,000 sq ft of permanent and changing exhibits tell the stories of the real people and businesses that developed the region following the discovery of gold in the mountains nearby the Oregon Trail. Home to the world renowned Cavin Warfel Rock Collection, one of the largest in the western US.
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“local history” (11 reviews)
“oregon trail” (12 reviews)
“early days” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814-2719
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a great couple of hours wandering around this great museum. The displays were well designed, informative and really well maintained. The highlight was the rock and fossil rooms. 2 ladies started their collection while in their 30's and were still actively collecting in their...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We started our journey through Eastern Oregon at this museum. It gave us just the right orientation to understand the gradual development of the territory and the state. The displays on the multi-generational ranching families were so inspiring! And what in interesting building!: "The Nat"...More

Thank 745akif
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Spent hours in the museum, learned so much about the people of this historic town. The two sister's rock collection that was donated back to the museum, after refusing to sell the collection to National Geographic. Sisters, Beth & Mamie didn't want the collection split...More

Thank Scubagirl444
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The Baker Heritage Museum is superb. The quality of this very large museum was completely unexpected. It was delightful! It is in a huge, historic, 2-story building (the Old Nat[atorium]), and is filled with excellent displays. We were impressed with the thoroughness of the subject...More

Thank britfan
Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is a tremendous amount of history at this museum. Displays cover the gold rush, ranching, natural history including an outstanding mineral collection, etc. Fortunately they have benches placed in strategic areas for when one tires of standing. I recommend visiting more than once since...More

Thank PullmanCougar
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Went to this one instead of the interpretive center north of town. Great exhibits and lots of them. Personnel were very informative. Don't miss this one

Thank OldGuyEmmett_Id
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Don't miss the gems and minerals room. Right across the street from the city park. Easy walk to restaurants and stores.

Thank desert_dessert2
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A great stop with tons of local history. Get the scavenger hunt papers at the entrance for even more fun.

Thank Karin S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Wow! We were not prepared for this place. It is amazing. So many themes. Real quality. Lots of hard work and great donations by locals. We were given a great verbal explanation of the various rooms. Not crowded at all. I liked it much better...More

Thank Angeles
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

It is a nice sized museum compared to other county museums in Eastern Oregon. Many great displays of local and Oregon history that I love. My favorite was the information and legend about the Blue Bucket Mine.

Thank Steve S
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