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Welcome to Kam Wah Chung


Special Spring Break 2018 Hours


March 26 - 30


Museum Tours: 9 through 3 daily


Closed 12-1 for lunch


For more information on Spring Break events, please click here.



Regular Tour Season: May 1 - October 31


Museum tours available on the hour   9 am - 4 pm daily

Interpretive Center open   9 am - 5 pm daily


 More information on individual, group & school tours


Location:  125 NW Canton St., John Day, OR 97845


More information on location





Welcome to our website.   This is not your typical website because this is not your typical museum. Explore these pages to get a glimpse inside this unique historical landmark in Eastern Oregon.  Feel free to browse through the collections and view the videos.  When you are in the neighborhood, stop by for a free tour of the museum and interpretive center.  Mention Doc Hay sent you.


For more information about the Friends of Kam Wah Chung, click on About Us.  If you would like to help us maintain this website for others to learn about this special place, please click on Donations.




3/16/18 Updates:


Spring Break 2018 Activities Schedule - The Friends of Kam Wah Chung are participating with local museums and community partners to offer educational and entertainment activities during Spring Break.  Lots of activities for young and old including historical enactments, yard games, candle making cake, ice cream and more.  For more information, please click here.


More updates to this website coming soon, including our activities of last year and plans for 2018.


Sneak Preview: On June 9, 2018, we are planning an anniversary celebration of Kam Wah Chung’s presence 140 years in John Day, and 10 years with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. We have scheduled the Portland Lion Dancers to perform in the ’62 Days parade as well as at the catered Anniversary Dinner that evening. There will be several guest speakers at the dinner.


~ Stay tuned for more details ~



Thank you for visiting Kam Wah Chung!






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