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Fort Walla Walla Museum

755 Myra Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Walla Walla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.

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Kalama, WA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This local museum has multiple buildings, great displays, beautiful grounds, and original buildings transported to this site. Walla Walla has a long history in Washington State and this museum is terrific. We were amazed by how good it was and it occupied us for multiple hours.

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Sedona, Arizona
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124 reviews 124 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were part of a tour group that included this museum as part of our tour. We visited for about two hours and found it to be an excellent museum. The people working there were very helpful and worth speaking to for information. The Civil War exhibit was a surprise to me as I wouldn't have expected that in the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place is awesome. Life-sized replicas of mule-teams and horses (I would think this would be pretty cool for kids), an historic village to walk through - truly a wonderful museum experience.

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SeaTac, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of the best museum I've visited I understand that it has expanded quite a bit. Historical pictures to match the displays brought them to life. 5 buildings with period yard/farm/transportation equipment and a pioneer village to walk through kept everyone interested. They also do reenactments but we weren't there during that time

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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a very modest museum with some Indian and U.S. Cavalry artifacts. Fort Walla Walla was established in the 1850s in what was then Indian territory being settled by white pioneers. The conflicts that ensued took many lives and the graveyard near the museum documents the U.S. Cavalry men who fell in battles with the Indians in the 1870s.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A nice afternoon learning experience about the area. The is very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Walla Walla. The restored buildings in lower park gave you an idea of life was like in pioneer days. A good inexpensive way to spend a beautiful afternoon.

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Burien, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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