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    National Monument Oregon

Operating Hours & Seasons

All three units are open year-round. There are two museums in the monument and both are located in the Sheep Rock unit. There are no visitor centers in the Painted Hills or Clarno units.

The Thomas Condon Paleontology Museum and the Cant Ranch will be closed December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st, as well as January 1st.

Thomas Condon Paleontology Museum
Fall 2014 through May, 2015
Daily hours:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
See below for holiday closure dates
Summer museum hours are anticipated to resume Memorial Day weekend, 2015: 9am - 5pm.

Cant Ranch Historic Home
Fall 2014 through May, 2015
Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The house is open Fridays when staff is available. Closed weekends. See below for holiday closure dates. The grounds and trails at the ranch are open year round. Summer hours for the house will be announced in the spring of 2015.

Annual Closure Dates for the Paleontology Museum and Cant Home:


2014
November 11 (Veterans Day)
November 28 (Thanksgiving)
December 24 (Christmas Eve)
December 25 (Christmas)
December 26 (2014 only)
December 31 (New Year's Eve)

2015
January 1 (New Year's)
January 19 (Martin Luther King Day)
February 16 (President's Day)
November 11 (Veterans Day)
November 26 (Thanksgiving)
December 24 (Christmas Eve)
December 25 (Christmas)
December 31 (New Year's Eve)

The paleontology museum is always open on Federal holidays from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. The Cant Ranch house is open on these holidays when staffing allows.

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