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Baker Heritage Museum

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Address: 2480 Grove St, Baker City, OR 97814-2719
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+1 541-523-9308
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Housed in the former Natatorium, 33,000 sq ft of permanent and changing...

Housed in the former Natatorium, 33,000 sq ft of permanent and changing exhibits tell the stories of the real people and businesses that developed the region following the discovery of gold in the mountains nearby the Oregon Trail. Home to the world renowned Cavin Warfel Rock Collection, one of the largest in the western US.

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A Lovely Place To Go

A fabulous place to go with family and friends or even yourself and look at all the fabulous historical history

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Baker City, Oregon
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Baker City, Oregon
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fabulous place to go with family and friends or even yourself and look at all the fabulous historical history

Thank BarbaraBushman1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The curator was full of historical information! We spent 2.5 hours here. It's too bad the original Hot Springs swimming pool has been cemented over. This would be a great attraction these days! If you like history you will enjoy this Museum!

Thank Debbie S
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a town of 10,000 people, this museum is huge. There are wings of the museum that house antique furniture, military uniforms, and so much more but the real star of the show is the incredible rock collection. It is nearly impossible to do it justice but suffice it to say that the rock collection this museum houses rivals any... More 

Thank lowlander46
Caldwell, Idaho, United States
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

The museum offers a great way to kill a few hours and learn about the area. A guided tour is a great idea for those who desire a more animated interpretation of time.

Thank Anastajia
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13 reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

We easily spent 2 hours just wandering through a large variety of exhibits. Exhibits included an Airstream exhibit, Chinese influence, huge rock/mineral collection, plus lots more.

Thank Karin P
Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

This place is fun and artifact full, a nice change from museums that think video replaces the real thing.

Thank wendybentherdonethat
Pahrump, Nevada
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Medal of Honor recipient John Noble Holcomb is remembered with a beautiful display. Do you need another reason?

Thank Robert C
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Brilliant; We came to Baker City for the fall colours tour on the Sumpter Valley RR. We stayed at the Geiser Grande Hotel and after checkout we happed upon the Baker Heritage Museum. I'm so o glad we stopped. This display of history is a testament to the origins of Baker City and the pioneers of the late 19th Century... More 

Thank Rhonda W
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5 reviews
Reviewed October 5, 2016

One of the best exhibits for a small town historical museum. They cover all walks of life and culture in the 1850's. This is a must see if you are a history buff. One of the best gem exhibits around.

Thank Jeffery H
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

Worth a visit, lots of memorabilia from residents of Baker City that cover the area's industries and activities, the people who served in several wars, the people who made contributions to the city. Very knowledgeable staff and a fascinating glimpse at the history of the place.

Thank LCAS04

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