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 is housed at Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., Baker City, OR 97814.

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

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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 is housed at Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays.

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

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

Directions

To visit the NHOTIC exhibit, take exit 304 off I-84 and turn west onto OR-7/Campbell St. In 0.8 miles, the Baker Heritage Museum will be on your left at 2480 Grove St.

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.

THE NHOTIC SITE IS 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 museum is currently closed for a major building overhaul. A temporary exhibit and interpretive programming are housed at Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Access to the historic ruts off Hwy. 86 is open daily. There are no public restrooms on site. Please call 541-523-1843 for more information.

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.