KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Baldwin Hotel and Fort Klamath museums will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 27.
Living history re-enactors will offer demonstrations during “Heritage Days” at Fort Klamath from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27-28. Admission is free at the museum located 35 miles north of Klamath Falls on Highway 62.
Regular summer hours at Fort Klamath are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Displays at the Fort Klamath Museum include artifacts recovered from the fort site, information about the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73, and the saddle and tack used by an officer at the fort in the 1870s.
An interpretive trail at the fort site describes where various features of the military post were located on the grounds.
Hours at the Baldwin Hotel Museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. One-hour tours are $5 per person, and cover about half of the hotel building. Two-hour tours that cover all four floors are $10 per person.
Displays at the Baldwin Hotel Museum recall the hotel’s early days as well as a general store, dry goods store, school room, and exhibits related to logging, agriculture and homemaking.
Activity tables with hands-on artifacts are new to the museum this year.
The Baldwin Hotel and Fort Klamath museums are part of the Klamath County Museum system. The main museum at 1451 Main Street is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday year-round.
For more information call the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.