|Yakima Valley Museum
2105 Tieton Drive,
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: 509 248 0747 Fax: 509 453 4890
- History of Yakima
- Yakima Indian Culture
- Historic Vehicles
- Neon Garden
- Special Exhibitions
- Children's Underground
- Research Library
- Soda Fountain
- Museum Store
- H.M. Gilbert Homeplace
Exhibits & Collections
American Indian art, crafts, and artifacts that focus o the Yakima Indians and other indigenous cultures of the plateau region. Beautiful and rare examples of beadwork, basketry, woven bags, parfleches, costumes, and other objects.
Historic tools, household items, clothing, furniture orchard equipment, and one of the largest collections of carriages and early motorized vehicles west of the Mississippi brings history to life in exhibits which trace the settlement of the Yakima Valley from the earliest pioneers to the modern farmworkers who maintain the bounty of the "fruitbowl of the nation."
The Children's Underground is an educational hands-on learning center that includes videos, games, and play area.
The Special Exhibitions at the Yakima Valley Museum are ever-changing, guaranteeing a new experience with each visit.
The H.M. Gilbert Homeplace, a late-Victorian farmhouse filled with period furnishings, is only three short blocks from the Museum. A tour of this 1898 home of the Gilbert family gives a taste of life on an early Yakima orchard.
The Museum Soda Fountain is a functioning replica of a late 1930's Art Deco soda fountain, specializing on old fashioned soda pop and Tillamook ice cream.
The Museum Store offers a unique selection of uncommon jewelry, toys, cards, and collectibles - plus one of the best selections of books on local culture, history, and nature in Yakima.
The Sunquist Research Library and Archives is the Yakima Valley's storehouse of history.
Museum: Tuesday - Sunday 11am to 5pm
Children's Underground: Tuesday - Friday 1pm to 5pm
Museum Soda Fountain: Tuesday - Sunday 11am to 5pm (school year)
Every day 11am to 9pm (summer)
Tours available by appointment
Closed Mondays and Holidays (except Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day)
Adults - $3
Students/Seniors - $1.50
Children 5 and under are free
Entire families - $7
Members - free (call for information to join)
Website: Yakima Valley Museum
Yakima Memory -
Images and Collections of the Yakima Valley Regional Library and the Yakima Valley Museum