National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is currently closed for renovations. A temporary exhibit will open in downtown Baker City in spring 2023. Check back here for the opening date and hours of operation.

THE NHOTIC SITE AND TRAILS ARE CLOSED TO ALL NON-CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC.


Call 541-523-1843 or email BLM_OR_NH_Mail@blm.gov for information about interpretive programming.

Ruts Access site showing interpretive signage, sky, and hilly landscape
The Ruts Access is open 365 days a year. From I-84, take Exit 302 to Hwy. 86 and travel east (away from town) 4¼ miles. The Ruts Access site will be on your left. Please do your part to protect the ruts by staying on developed trails.

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails.

Using life-size displays, films and live theater presentations, this Center tells the story of Oregon Trail pioneers, explorers, miners and settlers of the frontier west. The 500 acre site includes remnants of the historic Flagstaff Gold Mine, actual ruts carved by pioneer wagons, and magnificent vistas of the historic trail route.

For a wealth of resources on the Oregon Trail, including maps, FAQs, basic facts, teacher guides, and more, please see our History and Educational Resources page. Our Events and Programs page provides additional information on current and upcoming activities at the Center, calendars, and programming.

Hours of Operation

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is currently closed for renovations. A temporary exhibit will open in downtown Baker City in spring 2023. Check back here for the opening date and hours of operation.

THE NHOTIC SITE AND TRAILS ARE CLOSED TO ALL NON-CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC.

Call 541-523-1843 or email BLM_OR_NH_Mail@blm.gov for information about interpretive programming.

Access to the historic ruts off Hwy. 86 is open daily. There are no public restrooms on site.

Directions

To visit the Ruts Access, take exit 302 off I-84 and travel east 5 miles on Hwy. 86. The Ruts Access will be on your left.

A temporary exhibit will open in downtown Baker City in spring 2023. Check back here for the opening date, location and hours of operation.

THE NHOTIC SITE AND TRAILS ARE CLOSED TO ALL NON-CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC.

Group Visits

School Groups

A park ranger can meet your group at the historic ruts or the wagon encampment area for a 45 minute program (weather permitting). To schedule your visit, please call 541-523-1843 or email BLM_OR_NH_Mail@blm.gov.

Rangers can also make classroom visits to any public, private, or home school in Baker County. To schedule your visit, please call 541-523-1843 or email BLM_OR_NH_Mail@blm.gov.

Commercial Tour Groups or Organized Groups of Ten or More

To schedule a 30 minute ranger talk for your group at the historic ruts or the wagon encampment area (weather permitting), please call 541-523-1843 or email BLM_OR_NH_Mail@blm.gov.

Contact Us

541-523-1843
BLM_OR_NH_Mail@blm.gov

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National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Flickr Album

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is currently closed for renovations. A temporary exhibit will open in downtown Baker City in spring 2023. Check back here for the opening date and hours of operation.

THE NHOTIC SITE AND TRAILS ARE CLOSED TO ALL NON-CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC.

Contact Us

541-523-1843
BLM_OR_NH_Mail@blm.gov

Education and History

For a wealth of resources on the Oregon Trail, including maps, FAQs, basic facts, teacher guides, and more, please see our History and Educational Resources page.