The entire National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center site will be CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
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 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.
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
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.
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