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What to Do


Current Exhibit


Walla Walla Valley residents have been walking down the aisle since the arrival of the first settlers. Tying the Knot features a fascinating variety of bridal gowns, artifacts, and the stories that accompany them from over a century of local marriages.



Premier members of Kirkman House ($100 and above) enjoy free admission to nearly 700 museums in North America. To see a list of participating museums, click here. To join Kirkman House as a member, click here.



“’Hands on History’ is a great opportunity for kids to get a glimpse of the history of their community and to learn about what kids did, including games that they played, in another era,” said Camp Fire executive director Joshua Gonzales.


Visit one of Walla Walla’s oldest mansions turned museum and learn how a young textile salesman from England and his wife made their fortune in America’s Wild West. William and Isabella Kirkman became pillars of the community and completed this grand home in 1880. Today it is a place to tell their story and those of the early days of Walla Walla through exhibits, programs and events. The home is furnished with family heirlooms and period pieces that illustrate daily Victorian life.