Fort Klamath Museum

Fort Klamath Museum: Hours, Address, Fort Klamath Museum Reviews: 4/5

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
Friday
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
4 contributions
Worth the stop on the way!
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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Jorene S
Grants Pass, Oregaon22 contributions
Nothing outstanding with the building or it's contents.
Sep 2019
The museum was a disappointment, However, at one time ther original building was of interest according to photo's that were on display. Unfortunately, the original building burnt down.There is an original jail house on the property that I found interesting.
Written October 23, 2019
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Jeffrey S
Eugene, OR17 contributions
Great spot to learn of the history of the area
Sep 2019
We visited here, and it's just outside of Fort Klamath. Good selection of historical artifacts, mostly from the era of white settlers. You can visit the "jail" and surrounding buildings.
Written September 23, 2019
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Matt
Fort Klamath, OR1 contribution
Super Cool History
Jul 2019 • Family
Kevin is a great tour guide and curator. Thanks to him for the substantial historical perspective. And thank you to the Klamath County Museum for taking care of this site. I was taken aback by the place in history the Fort took part in. From the Modoc Indians to the US Army Cavalry and the classy characters...it is all very surreal.
Written September 4, 2019
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LeeJ
Lake Havasu City, Arizona13 contributions
Don't just drive by
Aug 2019 • Friends
Nice museum with lots of history of the area. Very well curated and knowledgeable guide. Lovely spot for a picnic.
Written August 17, 2019
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Susan W
Joliet, MT237 contributions
Dedicated to Fort Klamath history, nice little museum
Aug 2019
Locals man this small museum and answer questions about the Fort's history. Many pictures and items from the past. Several outbuildings as well as graves of local Native Americans.
Written August 10, 2019
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Jim
46 contributions
Small museum
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a small museum, with several historic exhibits. Admission is free. Worth a stop. It doesn't take much time to view the exhibits, but you can certainly spend as much time as you want, including meeting with the guide. Admission is free.
Written June 23, 2019
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713theresam
Salem, OR10 contributions
Kevin Fields makes this museum come ALIVE!
Oct 2018 • Couples
If you give this museum less than 5 stars, then you got out of your car, peeked around, and breezed through the museum not looking at what this is truly about. If you take your time and speak with the guide and curator, Kevin Fields, you will learn the deep history of this place. As the previous reviewer mentioned, watch the documentary of the Modoc War, The Oregon Experience free on YouTube. This will greatly enhance your visit here. Ask Kevin about his background. You will be blown away! This is a hidden gem. Dig a little and you'll be rewarded.
Written October 2, 2018
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flametamer911
Chilliwack, Canada833 contributions
Worth the Stop
Jun 2018 • Couples
Most people probably just blow by these rustic old buildings as they drive between Crater Lake and Hwy 101. We stopped and were impressed at what we learned about the history of the area. Unless told, you would never realize how large the original for fort was. It stretched all the way back to the town of Fort Kalamath. The tour guide inside the fort gave us a really good run down as we looked at the static displays inside.
Written July 8, 2018
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Chuck52310
New Haven592 contributions
Wonderful and Historical. Great Find
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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