Fort Klamath Historic Site and Museum

The Fort Klamath historic site is situated in the beautiful Wood River Valley just south of Crater Lake National Park. America’s most costly war against an Indian tribe was prosecuted from Fort Klamath in 1872-73. Hundreds of Army troops were staged here during the six-month campaign to dislodge about 55 Modoc Indian warriors from a natural rock formation just across the California border. Four of the Modoc leaders were tried and hanged at the fort, and their graves remain within an eight-acre museum park maintained by Klamath County government. No original fort buildings remain at the site, but a modern museum building fashioned after the fort’s guardhouse stands near the Indian graves. For further info see the National Park Service web site:

  • Seasonal availability, June to September
  • ADA accessible
  • Guided tours available

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