KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A special tour exploring the design and construction of the 115-year-old Baldwin Hotel Museum building, 31 Main St., will be offered Saturday, Aug. 21.

Museum guides will offer the hour-long tour at 11 a.m. Admission is $10 per person, with a $1 discount for students and seniors.

“The Baldwin was built with steel beams that had to be hauled in on freight wagons,” said Kamela Harrington, a docent at the Baldwin Hotel Museum. “The building is a testament to the vision George Baldwin had for where Klamath Falls was headed in the early 1900s.”


The tour will also examine seismic retrofitting that was performed in 1999. The stone masonry walls of the Baldwin building are 36 inches thick at the ground level, tapering down to 12 inches on the fourth floor.

A number of other features of the building remain a mystery, including the purpose of a cupola that sits in the middle of the roof.

The Baldwin Hotel Museum is open for regular tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 4.

For more information, call the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.