Fort Klamath Museum
Fort Klamath Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Klamath County Museum is located on the grounds of the Civil War-era fort that served as a frontier Army outpost in south-central Oregon. The grounds include the graves of four Modoc Indians executed by the Army after the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73. The museum is open from Memorial Day through September. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
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Adam
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Aug 2020 • Couples
Met Todd, a historian and curator for the museum, at a Star Party they hosted on the grounds. Beautiful dark sky area and we could see so many amazing stars and planets!

Todd was very hospitable and knowledgeable. The grounds of the museum are beautiful and rich with history. Todd makes effort to share the areas history from multiple perspectives and it sounds like he and the local community have done admirable work in the last 10 years to repair the relationships with local native tribes, honoring their ancestors burial grounds at the Fort and telling their stories.

You’ll likely pass on your way in to Crater Lake, definitely stop in. There are also picnic tables with shade that make for a nice lunch or snack spot.
Written August 18, 2020
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Harry B
Livermore, CA171 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
Teens played in the ice cold clear rivulet running through the property, they had museum burn-out. Oh what they missed! I also almost zipped by trying to make up some time going south, but so glad I said "Maybe I'll take a photo". Ha! The docent turns out to BE the museum himself. He had myself and two tourists completely enthralled, so much so, after the other couple left, they returned about 20 minutes later with really serious camera equipment.

Of course, the sole reason for the museum is the Modoc War, and thus it helped me much to visit here first and then Lava Beds second. Finally, Captain Jack is more than a name to me and his stronghold at Lava Beds made a whole lot more sense to me this year. Buy the $15 Oregon Public Broadcasting DVD "The Modoc War" at the Museum if you really must bypass this gem... Kevin has cameo roles .. but how much more fun to talk in person and ask questions. I love it when docents know their stuff in depth !!
Written July 18, 2013
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Chuck52310
New Haven628 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
This is a nice oasis heading up to Crater Lake National Park from Klamath Falls. The existing buildings can all be entered and have some nice artifacts. This museum is well worth the visit and will take less than an hour. The site is free, but please leave a donation.
Written August 27, 2017
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Joe F
Citrus Heights, CA30 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
We stumbled onto this place while driving to Crater Lake. Its an interesting piece of history to know that there were 100's stationed there. The museum was interesting and the guide was very friendly. I don't know the times the museum is open, but check it out if you would like a history lesson.
Written October 12, 2016
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Luke O
98 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We were surprised to find this little museam very near our wonderful campground (Crater Lake Resort). The man who works there is incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and brings the history alive. The buildings are well preserved and Captain Jack's graveyard is here. Well worth a stop off and look out for bull frogs in the stream and eagles above
Written July 24, 2016
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Seth A
Klamath Falls, OR10 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
Stopped by on my way up to Crater Lake when I saw that the gate was open. If you know anything about the Modoc War or the late 1800's-era history of the Klamath Basin, this stop will help fill out your picture of that era. The extraordinarily helpful docent for this one room museum was able to answer many questions, Contemplating the tragedies of our history at the site of the trial, execution, and burial of Captain Jack and the other Modoc leaders on the surrounding old fort grounds was a profound experience as well. Definitely worth a stop for historical perspective if you're ever passing by when the gate is open and you have half an hour or so to spend.
Written August 6, 2015
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MrsRapp2011
Oregon19 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
It was really neat to see all of the old equipment and the stories behind them. It was really fun to walk through the history there and be able to touch it.
Written September 1, 2014
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rockydurga
Portland metro area38 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
My husband liked it but not my thing really. Great for war buffs and there is a historic cemetery near by too.
Written August 16, 2014
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Richard J
Klamath Falls, OR233 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
A simple but well done museum site. Very worthwhile to visit, especially if you can time it when they are having a re-enactment weekend. The soldiers actually set up an active 1800's campsite right there on the property and there is much to learn. Often times, they bring a civil war era cannon and shoot it off - quite a thrill. Not a bad place to stop by for an educational picnic lunch break.
Written March 12, 2014
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Gotta G
Idaho8 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
Excellent displays for historical items. The gentleman working that day was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Fort and his explanations of events were great...tinged with humor.
Written June 18, 2013
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