Historic Cant Ranch Museum

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Near Dayville, Oregon

Historic Cant Ranch Museum does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Enjoy the exhibits on the ground floor of the Historic Cant Ranch museum, featuring artifacts from some of the Native Americans who inhabited the region, and stories from homesteaders describing early ranch life. Learn about James and Elizabeth Cant's experience immigrating to John Day Basin from Scotland in the early 1900s, raising a family, and living off the land until their deaths in the early 1970s. The museum is closed to the public during Fall, Winter, and Spring.