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Welcome to Kam Wah Chung



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

Closed for lunch: 12 - 1pm


 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.




6/1/18 Updates:


There are lots of new updates to our website:


Special 140 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Friday, June 9, 2018; 6PM

Please click here for more details


There are new members of the Friends of Kam Wah Chung Board.  Please click on About Us to meet them and read about their connection to KWC.


A group of Chinese scholars visited KWC last fall to research the extensive herbal collection in the archives.  Please click on Events to learn about their visit.


Don Merritt, Museum Curator, provides a review of last year's activities.   Please click on Don's Corner to read more.


A New Feature: Letter From the Prez. Adele Cerny, President of the Board, Friends of Kam Wah Chung shares her vision of KWC.  Please click on Letter from the Prez.


Chris Labhart is our new manager of the Gift Shop in the Interpretive Center.  Please click on Gift Shop to meet Chris and see some of the new items in the store.


A New Feature:  Meet the Ranger. A profile of the people who lead the tours. Please click on Meet the Ranger to read more.



Thank you for visiting Kam Wah Chung!






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