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. 

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Trail Tenders are the dedicated partners with the Bureau of Land Management in operating the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. You can find more information about events, programs, education and volunteer opportunities at the center by visiting

Current Hours of Operation

OPEN DAILY | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hours of Operation change seasonally, and may be impacted by severe weather events. Please call 541-523-1843 for more information on planning your visit.


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. For directions, click here.

Group Visits

School group visits and commercial tour groups can be arranged at any time of the year, and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please call 541-523-1843 to request a reservation for your classroom or tour group as soon as you know the dates and times of your visit. You may also e-mail your group visit request to

To make the most of your group's time while visiting, we highly recommend you call ahead. This will ensure our staff is prepared to handle your group's needs. Please review our group policies here.

Fees & Passes

NHOTIC honors and issues all America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes (senior, annual, military, access, volunteer and 4th grade). 

Fee/pass April – October November – March
Adult (16 and over) $8.00/2 days $5.00/2 days
Youth (15 and under) Free Free
Seniors (62 and over) $4.50 (free with Senior Pass) $3.50 (free with Senior Pass)
Commercial groups $5.00/person $5.00/person
Annual Pass or Membership $25 individual, $45 family $25 individual, $45 family
Scheduled Educational groups (with a certified teacher) Free Free

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Events & Programs

Please call 541-523-1843 or click on the Calendar links below for more information.

Education and History

For a wealth of resources on the Oregon Trail, including maps, FAQs, basic facts, teacher guides, and more, please Click Here.