With a mission to discover, preserve and share the heritage of the Walla Walla region, we maintain a collection of more than 50,000 artifacts and photographs that help tell the stories of the many peoples who have called the region home. We share this remarkable heritage through exhibits and displays in our Entrance Building & Exhibit Galleries, four spacious exhibit halls, a 17-structure pioneer settlement, as well as through special events, childrens' programs, classes, more than 40 Living History presentations, and a number of outreach programs.Put Fort Walla Walla Museum into our Walla Walla online journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
The Museum traces its lineage to a pioneer historical society in the 1880s. Through the years the name has changed, but the vision to preserve and share the heritage of "The Cradle of Northwest History" has not wavered. The Museum opened its doors to the public at the current location in Fort Walla Walla Park in 1968, making 2012 our 45th season of service to the community.
Fort Walla Walla Museum Reviews
Excellent history museum from Indian Wars to landing on the moon! Learned a lot about thr area's history. Friendly staff. Forgot to ask them about the unusual trees on the drice up with huge seed pods... more »
We enjoyed this museum and it's great variety very much. There are several aspects to the museum: the main entrance/exhibit hall with traditional exhibits, five other large buildings with a focus on f... more »
5 buildings of artifacts plus a frontier village. The grounds include military memorial items. A great way to learn a lot of local history in a couple hours. Agriculture, military, frontier life, the state penitentiary. Especially if you catch one of the free presentations.
My husband and I took our 5-year-old and we had a good time. I wish there had been some interactive activities, but I understand that we had just missed a festival where a lot of exhibits were opened up for exploring and there were booths set up for kids to do all sorts of things. We went on the Monday just after the festival and it was very quiet. We had the place pretty much to ourselves, and that was nice in its own way. Lots of really interesting things to see, plus two large play areas with big toys to climb around on.
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