The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s mission is to gather, engage, and educate people to celebrate and preserve the history, arts, sciences, and rich diversity of our region.
Take a step back in time at the museum. Learn about the earth-shattering power of the Great Missoula Flood and how our region was carved and shaped by cataclysmic forces. Discover the famed Clovis Points and learn about the indigenous stonemasons who created these (then) state-of-the-art spearpoints coveted by tribes all across North America. Learn about the first Western explorers to paddle these shores and the settlers who homesteaded here. Consider the wild landscape that coast-to-coast railroads, an agricultural revolution and the building of the dams transformed into one of the top fruit producing regions in the world.
Expand your mind, explore your imagination and get in touch with the roots of our region at the Museum!
We are located in the heart of downtown Wenatchee in two federal style buildings that formerly housed the Wenatchee Post Office & Annex.
Address: 127 S. Mission Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Telephone: (509) 888-6240
Seniors and students: $4.00
Children ages 6-12: $2.00
Children 5 and under: Free
Museum Members: Free *Learn how to become a Museum Member today!
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM, except on major holidays.
Directions: The Museum is located on the northwest corner of Yakima and Mission streets. Mission Street is a one-way (northbound) street. The Museum’s parking lot is accessible from Mission Street.
Museum parking: is available on Mission Street in front of the Museum, and in the parking lot between our two historic buildings. Street parking and the Museum’s parking lots are both free. More information available on our Directions & Parking page.
Public Transportation: Several LINK Transit buses drop off at the Museum, including routes 21, 22 and 28. In addition, route C stops 1 block east of the Museum on Wenatchee Avenue between Orondo and Yakima Streets, and route A stops 1 block west of the Museum on Chelan Street between Yakima and Kittitas Street. For more information on bus routes to the Museum and around the Valley, visit Link Transit.
We are proud of our historic buildings, our exhibits and collections, and the special programs we offer throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you here at the Museum and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in a group tour, please reserve in advance by calling (509) 888-6240.
Looking for something to do with your kids. How about the Museum’s Seek and Find Map? Follow clues that will lead you to some of Wenatchee’s history and fun things to do around town. There are also discounts from several local businesses on the map. Stop by Firehouse Pets for some popcorn or Yogi Grind for 20% off your total order. Check out the other fun businesses supporting our Seek and Find map.