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“If you love history this will be awesome”

Fort Walla Walla Museum
Ranked #1 of 102 things to do in Walla Walla
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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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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If you love history this will be awesome”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The museum at Fort Walla Walla is a fun place to take kids who are elementary school age and like to learn. You should check for special presentations that they occasionally do to make it more interesting.

Visited August 2012
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dixie, washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“wonderful museum! lots of history and all kinds of interests.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very clean and neat museum with periodic displays of things like historic quilts, civil war articles, and lots of outside things going on. It is truly a remarkable museum.

Visited March 2013
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Walla Walla, Washington
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“A trip back in time”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fort Walla Walla Museum along with the Whitman Mission will give you insight to the history of this wonderful valley. Lewis and Clark passed through the area on their Voyage of Discovery. Missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman settled in what is known as the Whitman Mission massacre. In early 1860 the city of Walla Walla was the largest city in Washington Territory, and the staging area for the gold miners who were working the gold fields of Idaho. Several of the farm displays were actually used in this valley by families who are still farming the same ground today. My family had moved to this valley in the 1890's.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Very informative and excellent for such a small museum”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Graham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“average”
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.

Visited July 2013
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