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Kam Wah Chung museum in John Day open for tours during spring break

Inside Doc Hay’s abandoned shop archivists found one of the largest collections of Chinese herbs in the United States. Some of these herbs are over a hundred years old
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Inside Doc Hay’s abandoned shop archivists found one of the largest collections of Chinese herbs in the United States. Some of these herbs are over a hundred years old

JOHN DAY, Ore. (KTVZ) — Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site opens its doors for tours during the week of spring break, March 25-29, before reopening for the full season May 1 through Oct. 31.

The Kam Wah Chung building and museum is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the home and businesses of two Chinese immigrants, Ing "Doc" Hay and Lung On. For more than 60 years ,the building was a social, medical and religious center for Oregon's Chinese community.

The Kam Wah Chung building will be open for guided tours March 25-29. The free, 45-minute tour begins at the Interpretive Center at 125 NW Canton Street in John Day. It runs every hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except from noon to 1 p.m. 

“We’re excited to offer this opportunity once again during spring break so visitors can experience this incredible heritage site,” said Museum Curator Don Merritt.

Space is limited to eight people per tour, so reservations are recommended. Call 541-575-2800 for more information and to make a reservation.

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