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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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Time Capsule

Everything inside is pretty much the original stuff. Nothing really got more or anything. I felt like I were stepping back in time to the 1880 until the early 1900s. It was a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Everything inside is pretty much the original stuff. Nothing really got more or anything. I felt like I were stepping back in time to the 1880 until the early 1900s. It was a very good live history learning lesson for the adults and children if you like history. This is real, right in front of us. Not from a History... More 

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Near Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Couldn't say more good things about this experience if I tried, but wanted to share two books I read after visiting, which one of the guides recommended: On Gold Mountain by Lisa See and China Doctor of John Day, Oregon by Jeffrey Barlow and Christine Richardson. Taking the tour of the Pendleton Underground after Kam Wah Chung was another fine... More 

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Piedmont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The trip through the Kam Wah Chung and Company was extremely educational. Not only was it a step back in time but I learned alot about the Chinese immigrants that came to John Day.

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oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stopped at the interpretive center it has neat history about the Chinese who worked in America. Then they give you a free tour of a neat little old Chinese store . The building itself is not so fantastic but the story is good and there are neat artifacts inside. Takes about an hour or so overall. This would not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We just happened to pull in when one of the free tours of Kam Wah Chung was beginning. What luck! Our guide (Mel) was very knowledgeable and thoroughly explained this little known but significant part of Oregon's history. The building itself is like going back in time. Well worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This tour is well worth your time if you like history. No fee for the tour. This is about two men from China who come to Oregon during the Gold Rush. They operate a small store, clinic, mercantile and apothecary. The story of these two immigrants is amazing. I highly recommend a visit. Tour takes about 45 mins. You have... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a great stop to learn about the history and people of the area in the late 1800's. The ranger was very helpful and there are numerous informational displays. Well worth the visit.

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Prineville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Again, you have to see and experience it to believe it. Life for Chinese immigrants in John Day, Oregon. Just go see it...you will be amazed with the tour.

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Aloha, Oregon
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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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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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Address: Address: 125 NW Canton ST, John Day, OR 97845
Phone Number: 541-575-2800
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  John Day

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