Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (Astoria): This national park comprises numerous historic sites that explorers Lewis and Clark utilized during the winter of 1805-06. The sites are located around the mouth of the Columbia River. During the summer, costumed interpreters bring the history of the fort to life.
Jacksonville: With more than 80 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 19th-century gold-mining town is the best-preserved historic community in Oregon. Here you'll also find two inns housed in buildings constructed in 1861, which makes these some of Oregon's oldest buildings being used as inns.
Oregon Trail Wagon Ruts (Baker City): It's hard to believe that something as seemingly ephemeral as a wagon rut can last more than 150 years, but the path made by the thousands of pioneers who followed the Oregon Trail cut deep into the land. One place you can see ruts is near Baker City's National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site(John Day): This unusual little museum is way off the beaten path but is well worth a visit if you're anywhere in the vicinity. The museum preserves the home, office, and apothecary of a Chinese doctor who ministered to the local Chinese community in the early part of the 20th century.
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