"Fort Walla Walla Museum" Walla Walla Things to Do Tip by karenincalifornia

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  Barbed wire exhibit at Fort Walla Walla Museium
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  • Barbed wire exhibit at Fort Walla Walla Museium - Walla Walla
      Barbed wire exhibit at Fort Walla Walla Museium
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  • Fort Walla Walla Museum grounds - Walla Walla
      Fort Walla Walla Museum grounds
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Fort Walla Walla isn't really a Fort. It's a museum of the history of Walla Walla. It's actually a good little museum with a lot of artifacts and antiques from Walla Walla going back about 200 years. The amount of care and attention to detail is quite impressive. It also contained a "village" - small buildings from an era long past - preserved and moved to this location. Visitors will definitely get a good idea of life in Walla Walla from its birth in the mid 1800's to the beginning of its second century in the mid 1900's.

Being a farming community, one would not be surprised that many of the exhibits center around farming. There is even a barbed wire exhibit. I've never seen a barbed wire exhibit before. I also had no idea that several patents were granted on different kinds of barbed wire. Up until now, I always considered barbed wire as being a nuisance that prevented me from exploring a part of the world on a hike.

Directions: West Walla Walla.
Website: http://www.fortwallawallamuseum.org/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 10, 2007
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