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Fort Walla Walla Museum

755 NE Myra Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362
+1 509-525-7703
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Great Museum!

We visited on a Wednesday afternoon and since not people were there we had time to speak to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Heflin AL
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A fascinating diversion from wine-tasting

You can't taste wine all day long, so this is a great place to spend time when you are not in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Daniela B
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Fort Walla Walla Museum is a walking museum located on 17 acres, and is a must-see for visitors. As the primary caretaker of the cultural and historical heritage of the Walla Walla Valley, the Museum features four large exhibit halls housing thousands of artifacts, a pioneer village, a 33-mule team hitched to a wooden combine, and more. The Entrance Building features several galleries, including one for rotating special exhibits, and an admission-free Museum Store filled with books and heritage gifts. On the lower level of the grounds is a Pioneer Village with 17 buildings, many of them furnished, for guests to explore. There are more than 40 living history performances every year that take place in the village. The Museum also hosts additional activities, classes, and events—like the free Museum After Hours presentation series, which features thought-provoking topics on everything from history to conservation. The Fort Walla Walla Museum provides a memorable experience for the whole family, and you’re sure to learn something new during every visit. Come see what’s new at the old fort today!
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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“life size” (8 reviews)
“local history” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
755 NE Myra Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362
+1 509-525-7703
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday afternoon and since not people were there we had time to speak to the widow of the founder of this museum. She was lovely! The museum is so diverse from American flags with all numbers of stars to beautiful dresses...More

Thank yarmap
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can't taste wine all day long, so this is a great place to spend time when you are not in vineyards. We went when the museum opened, and at the suggestion of the person staffing the gift shop, started outdoors in the Pioneer Village....More

Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed every bit of this museum, especially the farming and the Indian musicians. That was a surprise -- a couple of Indian dance bands from the 1920s (I believe), in full regalia, with all the instruments you would expect. The 33-mule threshing machines were...More

Thank britfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum with some interesting exhibits and out buildings. Nice for families with kids. The display and short film of the mules was very interesting. There was a special event with plenty of volunteers in costume. Without them it wouldn't have been as interesting. But...More

Thank Knansea
Reviewed 20 August 2017

To find the well-chosen items in this museum you would have to combine dozens of tiny dusty in the middle of nowhere collections. They really have excellent representations of the old farming, soldiers, Indians and day to day life. The walk through of how wheat...More

1  Thank Jenifer F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a project by the people of Walla Walla. It is larger than you would expect but if you take your time you will see many very interesting fact and objects about the development of Oregon/Washington. It is very well organized and on it...More

Thank AnnaGlobetrotting
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a fairly small venue that packs a lot of history both inside the air-conditioned museum, and outside at the 'living history' part of the museum.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The museum is constantly searching for new ways to present history. The museum reflects the history of the Walla Walla valley and southeastern Washington State.The exhibits are professionally done with excellent interpretation of the artifacts. A weekly series of historical re-enactors adds an additional dimension.

Thank tash81176
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Fort Walla Walla Museum is a great family place to visit. They have permanent exhibits as well as ones that change. There is a life-sized 32 mule team and a covered wagon, Indian artifacts and pioneer information. Also they have a village where people can...More

Thank DebroW2
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Pioneer Village outside is fun to walk through..You can peak into the cabins, general store, schoolhouse etc. Then go inside to visit all the historical exhibits and a great gift shop.

Thank packrat98682
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27 August 2016|
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Response from 101jumper | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the outside park. No inside less service animals.
Michelle B
20 July 2016|
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Response from Carol C | Reviewed this property |
Not at this time but there are picnic tables so you can take something with you.