The Baldwin Hotel and Fort Klamath museums will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 25.
Fort Klamath Museum
The annual Heritage Days living history encampment takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, at the Fort Klamath Museum, located 35 miles north of Klamath Falls on Highway 62.
Demonstrations of military and civilian life in the 1800s will be provided by local heritage organizations, including the Cascade Civil War Society, Klamath Spinners and Weavers, and the Southern Oregon Horse and Carriage Society.
Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
The Fort Klamath Museum property includes a portion of the Army post that operated from 1863 to 1889, as well as the graves of four Modoc warriors executed after the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73.
A museum building at the site houses displays and artifacts related to the fort. Regular hours at the Fort Klamath Museum through September are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
The Baldwin Hotel Museum, 31 Main Street in Klamath Falls, will offer guided tours of all four floors in the building on Saturday, May 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 to $10 per person for one-hour and two-hour tours respectively.
Vintage wedding gowns from the early 1900s are being displayed in the hotel lobby this summer.
The Baldwin building was constructed in 1905 for George T. Baldwin, a local hardware dealer. It originally housed his hardware business, with office space above the store. He converted the building to a hotel in 1911.
The hotel closed in 1977. It was acquired by Klamath County and opened as a museum in 1978. The museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday until Labor Day weekend.
The Fort Klamath and Baldwin Hotel museums are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information call the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.