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“Very informative and excellent for such a small museum”

Fort Walla Walla Museum
Ranked #1 of 115 things to do in Walla Walla
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We were very surprised at how much information was packed into this small museum. A wide variety of exhibits to look and all of them covering different topics of history. There were also fun kids exhibits inside and a lovely kids fort outside for the kids to play on. The little village below the hill was very enjoyable to wander through.

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"life size"
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"farm equipment"
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"local history"
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"mule team"
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"main building"
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"interesting displays"
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"several buildings"
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"love history"
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"full size"
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"gift shop"
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"indoor exhibits"
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"great history"
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"small town"
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"well worth the visit"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Basically just a museum with several outbuildings. More farming types of displays versus Indian artifacts. Indian Bead work was tremendous and made the stop worthwhile. I question the fee ($7.00) as to value. Fee probably set to support the museum. Folks operating the establishment were excellent and patient.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We liked the layout of the museum also as you went from room to room and were never quite sure what you were going to see next.

Thank NatalieIV
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We visited the museum the end of June. We were fortunate in that we were there during a historical re-enactment. Truly enjoyed learning about the life of Bishop Augustin Magloire Alexandre Blanchet, a Catholic missionary.

We toured all the old homes, school, blacksmith shop, livery stable, saw a covered wagon and more. Use your AAA for a discount, if you have AAA, otherwise the cost is $7.00 per person.

I was impressed with the care given to me as a disabled person, being driven in a golf cart.

Go visit - you won't regret it !!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

I like the Indian bead work exhibit and the military exhibit the best, but everything is pretty interesting. The collection of antique vehicles is pretty cool too. Well worth the 7 dollars.

Thank Marie C
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