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The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, operated the US Dept of Interior's Bureau of Land Management, is located at Flagstaff Hill on Highway 86, five miles east of Baker City.

The 509-acre site features a 23,000 square-foot facility with permanent exhibits offering audio, video, dioramas, and artifacts to recreate the experiences of Oregon Trail emigrants.

The center is open daily from 9 to 6, April through October and 9 to 4 from November to March. It is closed Christmas and New Years. Snack concession stand on site.

Location: PO Box 987, Baker City Oregon 97814 Telephone 541-523-1843 Fax 541-523-1834

Other History nearby:
(Baker City) Baker Heritage Museum
(Prairie City) Depot Park and DeWitt Museum
(Olive Lake) Fremont Powerhouse
(Baker City) Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
(Halfway) Pine Valley Community Museum
(Union) Union County Museum Society Museum


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