Fort Walla Walla Days

This is the museum's first big outdoor event of the season! Join us for a family-oriented, two-day event commemorating Walla Walla Valley regional heritage with historic reenactors, live demonstrations, children’s pioneer games and more. 

A number of historic reenactors will be occupying encampments around the Museum grounds. Visitors may see fur traders; Spanish-American War, Civil War, and Buffalo soldiers; old west cowboys; gold-rush miners; Lewis and Clark-era explorers; blacksmiths; and early Walla Walla pioneers. There will be a 19th-century chuck wagon on display, along with an 1870s hearse! Visitors are invited to meet and interact with the interpreters and their displays to see what life was like in the past. 

Mr. Fred Stine, early blacksmith and builder, will offer a food preservation demo. William McBean, HBC Chief Factor, will bring his trade goods for bartering. William Hurst Rockfellow, wagonmaster and gold miner, will be ready to talk about his claim at the Virtue Mine in Idaho. 

Fort Walla Walla Days is included with the price of Museum admission, which is $8 general admission,  $7 for seniors (62+) and students, $3 for children ages 6-12, and free for Museum Members and children under 6.

 

Fort Walla Walla Days is sponsored by Columbia REA, Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, Pacific Power, and the Port of Walla Walla.

Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Contact the Museum to find out how!