Undoubtedly the largest and more intriguing museum is the Fort Walla Walla museum located at 755 Myra Road. The museum is open from April 1st to October 31st and it is located less than a mile from where Fort Walla Walla stood from the 1850s to the 1900s. The museum’s exhibits include a life sized pioneer settlement that includes original buildings such as a cabin built in the 1850s by Ransom Clark. Alongside the cabin is the Union School, originally constructed in 1867, a barber shop, a railroad depot and a jail from the neighboring farm community of Prescott. The museum also includes five spacious exhibit halls that have exhibits highlighting historical agriculture, pioneer life and military history.
Another museum that is sure to pique your interest in the Children’s Museum of Walla Walla located at 77 Wainwright Place. The museum’s focus is directed towards children, and special events featured include a Father’s Day pinewood derby, science workshops, and a special rocket workshop. Permanent exhibits include The Enchanted Theater-a puppet theater that gives children the opportunity to dress up and become the puppets-, and The Bug Patch Party Room-an exhibit that is actually a room filled with flowers and insects. Another exhibit to see is the Powerful Valley, which educates kids on how snow in the nearby Blue Mountains is turned into electricity that lights up homes. The Children’s Museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. In June, the museum extends its normal hours to include Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm.