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Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum

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Address: 125 NW Canton ST, John Day, OR 97845
Phone Number: 541-575-2800
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What a time capsule.

This little museum is an inside view of the early life of the Chinese population in John Day. Make sure to take the tour. Everything inside the store/pharmacy is left like it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Duckydi
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Aloha, Oregon
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Aloha, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This little museum is an inside view of the early life of the Chinese population in John Day. Make sure to take the tour. Everything inside the store/pharmacy is left like it was when in use.

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victoria, BC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For anyone interested in the social and cultural history of Oregon, this extraordinary time capsule showing in one home and shop, the story of Chinese immigrant settlement, trading, medicine and adaptability is worth a thorough study. Combine it with a tour of the Fossil Beds and one has a fine day of touring.

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Monterey, California
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279 reviews 279 reviews
47 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was disappointed but when I got to the site in the middle of a Tuesday, the sign said closed.It looks to be an important part of this area's history and I was looking forward to seeing it.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A coworker and I stopped by after a meeting, and I was surprised by the upgrades in the last decade! There is a regular museum and a Forest Service ranger who admits and guides you through the Kam Wah Chung building. Well worth your time!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a very unique museum. Stepping into the old house will make you feel like you have travelled back in time. You can imagine the people who used to live there are still there. The tour guide is also excellent. My kids enjoyed it too.

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Carmichael, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
7 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What an awesome museum with a guided tour from very knowledgable docents! I will definitely stop here again on my next visit!

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Kam Wah Chung Chinese Heritage Museum is outstanding. They have several good videos to watch and just the right number of exhibits to explain the history and keep your attention. In addition, they offer guided tours of the original store. The Chinese emigrants in the US are seldom presented as part of our history and this museum provides just the... More 

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Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place is a gem where history has been frozen in time. If you see nothing else in this area DON'T MISS KAM WAH CHUNG MUSEUM! We've visited numerous times and never tire of the history.

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Sunnyvale, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a great step back in time to a preserved store/doctor office from the early 20th century. Docents do a fabulous job of explaining the lives of the two men who opened this store and built it up over the years. What a gift the families gave the community and then the state by preserving the store!

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West Linn
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I enjoy seeing these sorts of things in that it has a sort of ghost town feel. The store, doctor's office and living quarters are as they were when the two owners walked away decades ago. Shelves crammed with goods, calendars hanging, worn furniture, original lighting, and so on. Reminded me of the Bodie ghost town in California, which is... More 

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