Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum

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The Smokejumpers

Jump Stories

Smokejumper Project, Region Six, 1943
Smokejumpers at CJ 1943-1945

A colorized photo of a smokejumper in a yellow suit jumping from a plane with perfect form.

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Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum
Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum
Based on 115 Google reviews
Sachiko Itoh
Sachiko Itoh
2022-09-30
Thank you Mr. Gary Joe Buck, a former real smoke jumper, for the personalized tour! Very informative and countless anecdotes made the tour so much fun. One of a kind. Good for kids and adults.
Claire Bostelman
Claire Bostelman
2022-09-05
So glad we made this stop. Within a few minutes of arriving, Gary arrived and gave us a very thorough history, along with many personal stories. Much of the museum is maintained by volunteers (former jumpers, or their family), so its small but passionate. We stayed for ~1.5 hours, with a small gift store selection at the end of the tour with a donation box.
Tristan Hefley (Thorin854)
Tristan Hefley (Thorin854)
2022-09-05
A truly fantastic history of the smokejumpers, complete with original buildings and original machinery and suits they used.
Barry Fowler (anytime42)
Barry Fowler (anytime42)
2022-08-30
Wonderful, Informative and fully comprehensive. The Guide name is Gary Buck. It is an honor to meet him.
renee ang
renee ang
2022-08-30
Saw this on the map whilst on a road trip - it was right off the highway & we decided to turn in. What a great little museum - I never knew about smoke jumpers until this very visit! Plenty of photos & actual kits & equip to see. Wish I had more time there! We just wondered around for self-guided tour but the volunteer (former smoke jumper) was more than happy to guide/answer questions/share his experience. Admission is free, they have souvenirs on sale & a donation box. Do donate if you can & support this place of great historical value (I'm not from the USA & loved it!)
Danny Buijs Scripts and More (The Vibronicans)
Danny Buijs Scripts and More (The Vibronicans)
2022-08-29
Imagine myself that I was there , the memory war is consistent to a higher level .
Chris Bissonnette
Chris Bissonnette
2022-08-26
Very informative. Linked into pendleton where they trained
Mary Edwards
Mary Edwards
2022-08-21
Managed to get there just as Garry was doing a tour. It was very informative, we learned quite a bit, and my history loving 17 year old appreciated the information on Jim Allen and the Japanese fire bombs. Lots of history and historic people that we had never known about.
Annie Burgard
Annie Burgard
2022-08-03
We already had wonderful memories of our first visit here and all that we learned and got to see during our very informative and interesting tour. Today on our second visit, I found another reason to love this place: caring people who go above and beyond to help out. Thank you to the owner and Dan for your time and help this evening. In this world today, you don't often find people like these guys. I'm so grateful to you. We'll be back! -The Missing Wallet Lady