National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

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.

site map of oregon trail center showing points of interest

Download a free site map to plan your visit

 

Hours of Operation

The museum is currently closed as we begin packing and removing artifacts and exhibits in preparation for a major building overhaul starting in 2022.

The outdoor wagon encampment, picnic area, trails, and access to the historic ruts are open daily. Trails are not cleared of ice and snow. There are no public restrooms on site.

While visiting, we strongly encourage all visitors to follow CDC public health guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. These measures include:

  • Practice social distancing by maintaining 6 feet of space between you and others using this site.
  • Continue to wear a mask in crowded outdoor spaces if you are not fully vaccinated.
  • Wash your hands often. While you’re outdoors, use hand sanitizers.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Most importantly, please stay home if you don’t feel well.
Directions

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is located five miles east of Baker City, Oregon, on Highway 86, Exit 302 from Interstate 84, 125 miles northwest of Boise, 95 miles southeast of Pendleton.

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 museum is currently closed as we begin packing and removing artifacts and exhibits in preparation for a major building overhaul starting in 2022.

The outdoor wagon encampment, picnic area, trails, and access to the historic ruts are open daily. Trails are not cleared of ice and snow. There are no public restrooms on site. Please call 541-523-1843 for more information.

Oregon Trail Shop is Open!

Looking for an Oregon Trail souvenir or unique Oregon-themed gift? The Oregon Trail Shop is open Tues-Sat 9am-5pm.
2015 Main Street, Baker City, OR 97814
541-239-5603

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.