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The Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum is a 501C3 nonprofit organization based in Cave Junction, Oregon. Its main organizers and board members include many of the original Siskiyou Smokejumpers as well as community members and aviation enthusiasts...more
The cowboy poet, John Doran, was docent today and bursting with pride to not only point out his much younger self in the photo exhibit but spin tales of how to extract oneself & parachute from the top of a tree, the role of the...More
I had a wonderful experience during my tour. Having lived in the area for many years it was very nostalgic. Our guide was very informative and took us through all the buildings. The grounds are lovely and well kept. So much great history. So many...More
One of the volunteer members and former smoke jumper stationed here, Rob, did a great job going through the service and the collections. He had a wealth of knowledge and expertise that we couldn’t find in too many places in this country about an invaluable...More
One of A Kind. Make it a point to visit & learn American History. You Will Not Be Disappointed! Easy to find & close to highway. Individuals who have "resurrected" & preserved the site & history have done a Marvelous job. Thank You, RMS
While driving on Hwy 199 we noticed a marker with the name of the museum. Because there were so many active fires in the area it immediately attracted our attention. As we pulled up in the parking lot we were met by Gary Buck, a...More
We have been here from Pittsburgh with my sister and her husband from Germany after discovering the place on the internet. We expected a museum but got a one on one amazing insight into the work and experience of these daredevils who jump from airplanes...More
Driving back to Medford up Highway 199 and saw this sign for “Smoke Jumpers” museum. I asked my boys (14 & 17) do you want to stop? They said yes it sounds like it could be interesting. So glad we stopped. Interesting is an understatement...More
Fun. Had cool pictures. Three different buildings showing different things that are all so cool. And two different planes the Smokejumpers used. It was all just so cool. Me and me three kids loved it so much. Thank you so much Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum!
Travelling from Oregon to California and came across this unusual Museum. Didn’t, know what a Smokejumper was but got a guided tour by an ex Smokejumper. He gave us a fantastic interactive tour and explained everything about what his role had been. He even managed...More