Take some time for museums around Walla Walla
Museums to visit in and near Walla Walla.
Want some more culture? Consider visiting these museums in and near Walla Walla.
Fort Walla Walla Museum
Located on what was a 19th-century military fort, the Fort Walla Walla Museum features a pioneer settlement of historic buildings, gardens and exhibit halls with thousands of artifacts plus "living history" performances on summer weekends. 509-525-7703 or www.fortwallawallamuseum.org
National Historic Site
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman built the mission in 1836 seven miles west of Walla Walla. After more than a decade of interactions between settlers, missionaries and the Cayuse Indians, the venture ended in violence. Several Cayuse people killed the Whitmans and 11 others during a measles epidemic. Now a national historic site, ranger presentations and guest speakers provide educational and hands-on demonstrations about pioneer and Cayuse life from the 1840s. www.nps.gov/whmi or 509-529-2761.
Within easy walking distance of downtown Walla Walla, the Kirkman House Museum, once a luxurious 1880s home, is one of the Northwest's notable Victorian structures. www.kirkmanhousemuseum.org or 509-529-4373.
Get details on other museums and sights through Tourism Walla Walla, www.wallawalla.org or 877-998-4748. A visitors' guide is available online or at the tourist-information booth at 26 E. Main St.
Walla Walla Union Bulletin
and The Seattle Times