Eastern Oregon Sights

Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site

  • 125 N.W. Canton St. Map It
  • John Day
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

This ramshackle building operated by the state park system was a trading post on The Dalles Military Road in 1866 and 1867, then later served as a general store, a Chinese labor exchange for the area's mines, a doctor's shop, and an opium den. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is an extraordinary testament to the early Chinese community in Oregon. Tours are on the hour with groups limited to 10 people; if you miss it, you can always catch the 19-minute video lecture given by the curator.

Sight Information


125 N.W. Canton St., John Day, Oregon, 97845, United States

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541-575–2800; 800-551–6949

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • May–Oct., daily 9–5

Published 01/25/2016


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