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 will find some really good ones like Kam Wah Chung. Captivating!
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. Our docent was charming and knowledgeable.
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 least a couple of hours for tour and visitor centre.
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 the interpretive centre and talk to one of the volunteers (thanks Bruce). I'd really recommend... 更多
Loved this amazing collection: Chinese Herbal Pharmacy, altars, General Store goods and simple furnishings. A unique glimpse into the past, and successes of 2 Chinese immigrants in spite of the racism of the gold rush days and beyond.
This little museum is well worth a visit. There is a display set up in the ticket area which is very interesting and gives a lot of background to the era. The tours to the museum are guided so be sure to find out the times. The museum itself has many interesting artifacts and lots of information about the Chinese... 更多
Oregon has such a rich history and is such a beautiful state, and this museum adds to its' rich culture! I recommend getting the tour! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and so good about answering our questions, including my 11 year old son's questions. She was so patient and informative! The people at The Oregon Trail Interpretive Centre in... 更多
This museum is phenomenal and such a pleasure to visit. Public Broadcasting has done some specials, but to view everything in person thanks to the Oregon State Ranger is just wonderful.
Wow, there is so much to look at in this little museum. We wondered around for over an hour. There are also books for sale of which I purchased three. Just loved this place.