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Fort Walla Walla Museum

755 Myra Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-525-7703
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Walla Walla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Visitors of all ages will be entranced by this pioneer village comprising 16 buildings, some original and some replicated, and over 34,000 artifacts... more » Owner description: Visitors of all ages will be entranced by this pioneer village comprising 16 buildings, some original and some replicated, and over 34,000 artifacts from the settlement of the Northwest. « less
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Burien, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went here because of the great reviews on tripadvisor. It was only $7, $6 for students, and well worth the money. We were there for about and hour and a half and learned quite a bit. They have put together quite an extensive collection of Walla Walla and Civil War history. There is the main building plus 5 other... More

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Vancouver, WA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I learned a lot of the history of WW in browsing through this museum. Very good displays and dioramas give insight to the exploration, settling and development of WW and the surrounding area. I especially enjoyed seeing all the antique farming equipment and learning how each piece was used. There's even a display about the Walla Walla Penitentiary which describes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The display of the wheat combine with life size 33 mule team pulling it was just incredible. Very impressive. The diorama of Lewis & Clark was so realistic, not one of those hard to imagine scenes. Lots for kids to do and see and climb on. Very interesting for adults also. Great museum store with homespun projects for kids. Staff... More

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just enough history of the fort to give you a clear view of life there and an incredible selection of horse drawn farm machinery. A large group of historic homes and businesses are also on site. Worth your trip.

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Woodinville, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice museum with interesting displays. We spent about two hours here. The best display was the farming equipment and they showed some wheat contraption that needed 33 horses hitched to it to work the fields at harvest....amazing....The wheat farmers worked so hard back in the day. Very humbling to see.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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55 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Fort Walla Walla Museum has a number of items, well displayed that explains life over the past two centuries in the Walla Walla area. They had a temporary exhibit on the Civil War which seemed strange as Washington was not involved in the War. Many people left to fight in the Civil War or came out and settled the... More

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I took my young teenage nieces here. We all enjoyed wandering through the museum and grounds. The buildings depict life in the early days of Walla Walla.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The exhibits are organized in five separate exhibit halls. Many of them are about the agriculture of the Walla Walla area and explain the different farming techniques used over the years, There is also a village with houses and other buildings including a school house from the late 1800's and early 1900's moved to the site. Well worth the time... More

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Pomeroy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have visited this facility many times, and they do a truly GREAT job of collecting, displaying and explaining the many historical venues they have at this first class facility. There is something for everyone, with a very knowledgeable and friendly staff. David

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Eastern Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We enjoyed the excellent local Civil War exhibit, as well as the permanent exhibit on Walla Walla history and customs.

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