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Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An vet interesting tour

A bit of history you may not expect. A very interesting guided tour of a bit of history about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron A
Must see

I have lived in the John Day area for over 40 years and last year was the first time I visited the... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Linda M
John Day, Oregon
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Hours posted are for May 1 through October 31 when we are open for the season. We are closed from November 1 through April 30, except during spring break, which is usually the last full week of March. Please call ahead if you are planning a visit...more
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125 NW Canton St, John Day, OR 97845-1142
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of history you may not expect. A very interesting guided tour of a bit of history about the Chinese immigrants in this area. It's a free tour limited to 8 so get there early. Park employees doing the tour are great. It is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

I have lived in the John Day area for over 40 years and last year was the first time I visited the Kam Wah Chung! Oh woo have I been missing out. This is a must see place!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We stopped in here while making our way east to Idaho. The number of visitors is limited for each tour, but we were able to get in on the second tour after our arriving, due to some no-shows. We had not ordered tickets in advance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

You can learn the history of Chinese Men who came to the west to earn their fortunes, but at a great cost. The museum is a time capsule and you can really see how these men lived and worked. The staff are very friendly and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Esther G
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is the only sight to see in John Day but what a hidden gem this is ! There is a small visitor center that is taken care of by volunteers. In this visitor center you have to get tickets for the tour that leaves...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The story of the Kam Wah Chung & Co shop is fascinating to say the least. The shop itself is very small but there is also a small museum. The shop is only accessible via the guided tour. Well worth the time to learn about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tjshade
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Trust me no matter where you live you have to come here. This is one of the most amazing stories in American history. You can read all about it on-line and several tv documentries but when you stand in the actual building these two great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 759frankp
Reviewed July 29, 2018

If you get within a hundred miles of it, you must detour to see the Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum. The short version of the story is that in the late nineteenth century Chinese miners were active in the John Day area. Two Chinese...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank circa2015
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The tour of the house is great and quite informative, telling the story of hardy Chinese immigrants who helped build our country, coming in the hope of finding work and opportunity. Worth an hour of your time when you drive through John Day.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Philip C
Reviewed July 18, 2018

One of the most unusual and worthwhile park tours, an incredible old building, and a story of Chinese immigrants making their way in the new world during the gold rush.

Date of experience: July 2018
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I'm afraid I don't know if reservations are possible, but I suspect that they aren't. The tours are every hour, at the top of the hour, and there are only eight persons per tour. I would get there at least fifteen minutes... More