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Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum

125 NW Canton St, John Day, OR 97845-1142
+1 541-575-2800
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A Chinese Outpost in Central Oregon

A preserved outpost for the Chinese dating back to the Gold Rush era. Two partners owned the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Meadow Vista, California

Awesome and informative tour of the Chinese immigrants in John Day. Peserved just as it was left... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Jon F
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125 NW Canton St, John Day, OR 97845-1142
+1 541-575-2800
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

A preserved outpost for the Chinese dating back to the Gold Rush era. Two partners owned the business, one a herbalist, the other more outgoing businessman. A complementary pair made a success of the establishment. Because of the illness of the last remaining partner the...More

Thank EffStop
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome and informative tour of the Chinese immigrants in John Day. Peserved just as it was left. Well worth the stop.

Thank Jon F
Reviewed 11 June 2017

As an important note: The store and apothecary can only be visited when accompanied by a docent. The way it works is that you go first to the interpretive center (across the street diagonally) from the Kam Wah Chun store. There you get your ticket...More

1  Thank readreadsleep
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Local authorities opened up this building, closed for a couple of decades, and were amazed to discover an extensive Chinese shop, encompassing everything from dry goods and liquor to Chinese herbal products used in medicine. The business was a partnership between Lung On and Ing...More

Thank Priscilla E
Reviewed 24 October 2016

You would probably never hear about this museum unless you look at Trip Advisor or have a family member that lives in the area. If you're in Oregon and doing a road trip, stop at all the small museums you pass on the road you...More

1  Thank rraschio
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

So much history packed into a small place. Not just the Chinese/American experience but a view into the entrepreneurial spirit of the time. Many products from the early 20th century, both medicinal and consumer. A glimpse into the life of immigrants in a hostile time....More

Thank mikeandlindaSeattle
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I loved this. Very interesting. Free. Get your tickets at the museum. Well signed just off the Hwy near downtown.

Thank robinsdl
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was more interesting than I expected. The tour of the building was very good and the Ranger really knew her stuff. The Visitor Centre closed for lunch, which I hadn't realised, but what I saw of it was interesting and well presented. Allow at...More

Thank mumontour08
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I came for the afternoon tour on September 18th. The guided tour was informative and highly interesting, staff and park ranger knowledgeable and friendly. An interesting glimpse into the Old West's good and bad side. Chinese immigrants certainly went through much racism and even violence,...More

Thank jim a
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 8.55 with the intention of being on the 9am tour only to be greeted by a queue (max 8 people per tour). This in hindsight was fortunate as whilst we waited for the 10am tour we were able to look around the...More

Thank TheFunk
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Hollis G
2 July 2016|
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Response from Roger_Selene | Reviewed this property |
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