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Fort Walla Walla Museum

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Fort Walla Walla Museum

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755 NE Myra Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362-8035
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roadtripswc wrote a review Jun 2020
United States274 contributions47 helpful votes
We drove all the way for a day trip based on their website hours, unfortunately it was not updated and the museum was closed. We arrived and saw employees working in there but all doors and the outdoor areas were closed for visitors. What a disappointment. Looking from the fence, the ground was well maintained and it could be a nice learning experience. Hopefully it will reopen soon. Wish the administration use some common sense since this is an outdoor walking museum and should not have any issue with social distancing.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from JenniferP5562, Public Relations Manager at Fort Walla Walla Museum
Responded Jun 22, 2020
Dear roadtripswc, We are sorry that this was your experience. We are still closed but hope to be reopening as soon as Walla Walla County hits phase 3 of Washington's Safe Start plan. We now have made it more clear on our website that we are indeed closed at this time. If you are interested in visiting us again, please reach out to me at jennifer@fwwm.org ir 509-525-7703.
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EasternWA_Pirate wrote a review Jan 2020
Walla Walla, Washington687 contributions347 helpful votes
We are relatively new to the area. We'd seen the grounds driving by several times before going. I'm glad we did. Fort Walla Walla offers a glimpse into the world of what Walla Walla was in the 1800s through the early 1900s. There are numerous exhibits both inside and out. Weather permitting, the out buildings offer interesting places to check out. Each building is something else and should be seen. Buying a family subscription allows access to more than just Fort Walla Walla. They are part of a consortium which also includes the Umatilla/Walla Walla/Cayuse Reservation near Pendleton.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ReCycle958 wrote a review Jan 2020
United States32 contributions6 helpful votes
Definitely worth the admission fee and a few hours to view the exhibits and read the descriptions. My favorite was about the indigenous people. It tried to describe what happened, fell very short, but, at least gave it a try. Any museum that claims to be telling the history of the local region really should give much more space, time and honesty to the people who were, and still are, here before the European/Christian invasion happened.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Shaked007 wrote a review Dec 2019
Hod Hasharon, Israel1,381 contributions414 helpful votes
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The Fort Walla Walla Museum definitely turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit to the Northwestern US!! The museum is vast, varied and fascinating. Plan on spending a good few hours here. Lots of history, tradition and culture. There is the main building with its own exhibits focusing on tradition and history of the native americans and the early settlers. Very well presented and interesting. There is the outdoor exhibit which includes a whole pioneer village with mostly genuine cabins and functional houses brought and restored from the area. Beautifully arranged and providing a real peek into what life looked like for the pioneers. Then there are a few buildings which house additional exhibits, primarily connected with farming. The highlight of the whole museum for me was the full size replica of the Harris Combined Harvester, which was pulled by 33 (Seriously!!) mules. The replica includes the mules as well, to show you the enormity of the complete contraption. The machine was invented in 1919 and was operated by a team/crew of five (also replicated.....). It is absolutely amazing and i didn't want to leave this exhibit!!! Even the attached photos cannot really do justice to this fascinating exhibit. Incredible Museum!! One of The best!! A Definite MUST!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Donna S wrote a review Nov 2019
Boise, Idaho634 contributions147 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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