Stay Near Fort Walla Walla Museum
Discover the Cradle of Pacific Northwest History
Discover a fascinating array of artifacts and stories focused on the residents of the Walla Walla Valley. A top choice in Fort Walla Walla Museum hotels, Red Lion Walla Walla is less than three miles from this educational institution, where visitors can view more than 48,000 artifacts and photographs as well as a Living History series and other events and programs tell the story of the many people who have inhabited this rich area.
The Museum encompasses 15 acres within Fort Walla Walla Park, part of the original 640-acre military reservation. It includes a spacious Entrance Hall and Exhibit Galleries, four additional exhibit halls, and a pioneer village.
Wartime artifacts from local veterans include uniforms, gas masks, cannons, combat weapons, battle flags and more. While here, learn about the Women’s Army Corps, German prisoners at the Fairgrounds, and the Walla Walla Army Airbase, and McCaw Army Hospital.
The museum contains one of the nation’s largest collections of horse-era agricultural equipment, circa 1859-1930s. In one hall, a 1920s harvest mural sets the scene for the display of a 1919 Harris hillside wheat combine at work, complete with life-sized replicas of a team of 33 mules. Other exhibits include a pre-combine stationary threshing outfit, an ox-shoeing stall made of hand-hewn timbers, a cigar-shaped water wagon and a branding iron collection.
Lloyd Family Exhibit
More than 250 artifacts, regalia, photographs, and documents encompass the Lloyd Family Indian Artifact Collection. The collection contains well-preserved examples of traditional Indian crafts and pieces of art detailing a rich history.
Come stay with Red Lion Walla Walla hotel near Fort Walla Walla Museum to explore the exhibits mentioned above as well as other military, textile and transportation exhibits.
Fort Walla Walla Museum
755 Myra Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Hours: Open daily from 10am-4pm