Located on the grounds of a 19th-century military fort, Fort Walla Walla Museum provides an exciting and educational experience for the whole family. The Museum features an outdoor pioneer settlement and five sprawling enclosed exhibit halls housing thousands of artifacts.
The Entrance Building and Galleries feature dynamic exhibits and artifacts, including a collection of Plateau Indian beadwork and the story of Lewis & Clark meeting Walla Walla Chief Yellept on their way to the Pacific. The admission-free Museum Store is filled with books, heritage gifts, traditional crafts, old-fashioned toys, and gourmet foods. With so much to do and see, there is always something new at the old fort.
The Museum is situated in the homeland of the Cayuse people. Along with the Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes, they comprise the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The descendants of these peoples maintain a thriving culture centered nearby in Mission, Oregon. To learn more about local Indian culture, we encourage you to visit our sister museum, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, in Pendleton, Oregon.