Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site Maps

John Day, OR

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Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site Description

A Chinese medical clinic, general store, community center and residence, Kam Wah Chung gives you an incomparable glimpse into the past. This remarkable site, a National Historic Landmark, is located in the town of John Day, and includes a museum and a separate interpretive center. The museum was built in 1865, possibly as a trading post and stage stop. This tiny, unassuming building became home to two Chinese immigrants, Ing "Doc" Hay and Lung On in 1888. Both became locally famous: Lung On as a general store proprietor and businessman, and "Doc" Hay as a practitioner of herbal medicine. For

: 44.418, -118.957
: 0.42 acres (0.00 km²)
Official Link
: Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site