Step back in time to Oregon’s homestead era of the early 1900s at the Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum!
The Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum is a display of preserved and protected homestead-era structures that have been moved from their original locations to the museum site just west of the town of Fort Rock. The buildings and structures have been renovated for entry and furnished in early 1900s decor so visitors can experience what life was like in eastern Oregon before electricity arrived. A village has been created including period homes, school, church, store, garden and more. Vintage farm equipment and a blacksmith shop creates a sense of hard labor of the time. A self-guided tour offers visitors this unique setting.
Many dub Fort Rock a ghost town and the cemetery is haunted according to local lore. Nestled at the base of Fort Rock, you’ll find the resting place of many pioneers of the area. The Fort Rock Cemetery is the eternal home to those who have coveted living in the area, those who struggled to make and enjoy a life here. This century gone natural setting is nothing fancy, nothing ordinary. The wind seems to always howl, take a walk through and discover legendary Fort Rock history. Some say the windy existence has created shadowy spirits spiraling about in the night. It has been recognized legendary cowboy, Reub Long’s ghost has been seen riding his horse around the grounds! Darkness brings solitude and imagination. Noted as one of the most haunted places in the Northwest, you decide. It’s personal!
Supporters describe the museum rich and alive with Oregon’s homestead time, a great way to relive history. Children and adults alike can learn from this special experience! The museum is managed strictly by volunteers. Reviews are extraordinary.
Open Summer Season from Memorial Day to Sept 10
Thursday – Sunday
11 AM – 5 PM
Last tour 4:30 pm
Admission: $5. Adults; $3. children 12 & under; 5 and under free!
Visit the gift store at The Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum. There you can shop tax-free for t-shirts, souvenirs, many publications and books of history of homesteaders, the area, wildlife and more!
Fort Rock is located 70 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon, and 45 miles southeast of La Pine, Oregon just off highway 31.
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