Prairie City, OR 97869
15th through October 15th
Wednesday-Sunday: 10AM – 5PM
Children under 10: free
The DeWitt Museum is housed in the original 1910 two-story Prairie City Depot building. While much of the museum preserves the historic depot waiting room, station agent’s office, baggage and express room, and freight office, the second floor also houses displays highlighting local history. The collection includes mining artifacts, rocks, minerals, and photographs from the turn of the century.
Prairie City traces it’s origins to a 1862 gold strike when gold was discovered in Dixie Creek. What began as a miner’s camp three miles above the current city gradually migrated into the prairie where fertile land enabled more permanent settlements and opportunities for farming, ranching, timber, and other businesses.
Today, the DeWitt Museum pays homage to the rich cultural and industrial history of the region.