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Address: 51400 Highway 62, Fort Klamath, OR 97626
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+1 541-381-2230
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Klamath County Museum is located on the grounds of the Civil War-era...

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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Nice place to stop on the way to Crater Lake

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Joe F
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Citrus Heights, California
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Citrus Heights, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stopped on our way back to the resort. Its an interesting museum to visit. it was free.Worth a visit .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Crater Lake. Tjis is a neat little museum to make a quick stop at. Admission was free and this place ties in nicely with the rich history of the area.

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Thank sarah K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

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

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We were surprised to find this little museum nearby our RV camp site. There was a lot of amazing history in the town of Fort Klamath. We saw the burial site of the Modoc warrior Captain Jack. And the remains of the prison building and old post office. There was plenty to see and worth a stop!

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lexington, ky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is small, but full of interesting information and a very knowledgable guide. Small children will enjoy seeing the wagon and jail.

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Biwabik, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a great stop to learn about the Modac's. Captain Jack is buried there along with three of his colleagues for killing Canby. The out buildings were very interesting to look through as they are all that is left from the original fort.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

the museum is a little small ,but its is large in story and artifacts,love this place ,if you are into the indian wars ,there are lots of pics and memorabilia ,and fort Klamath is only 20 miles from crater lake..both worth the trip

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

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,... More 

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Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

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.

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