National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center on Flagstaff Hill provides panoramic views of the Baker Valley. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Operated by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is located at Flagstaff Hill on Highway 86, five miles east of Baker City. The 509-acre site features a 23,000 square-foot facility with permanent exhibits offering audio, video, dioramas and artifacts to recreate the experiences of Oregon Trail emigrants. The Interpretive Center also includes exhibits on American tribal culture, mining and the history of the Bureau of Land Management. A 150-seat theater hosts an active schedule of lectures and performances.

From atop Flagstaff Hill, visitors see more than 13 miles of the Oregon Trail route. Visitors may also view close-up trail ruts at the base of Flagstaff Hill. During the summer, living history characters interpret pioneer life at a wagon encampment.​


Sarah LeCompte, Center Director
Address: 22267 OR Hwy. 86, PO Box 987, Baker City 97814
Phone: 541-523-1843
Fax: 541-523-1834