EXPERIENCE A PIONEER VILLAGE- CASHMERE MUSEUM
LOCATION: 600 Cotlets Way, PO Box 22, Cashmere, WA 98815 | 509-782-3230
OPEN DAILY: April 1 through October 30
HOURS: Monday through Saturday – 10am until 4pm;
Sunday – Noon until 4pm
GROUP TOURS: Available year-round by advanced reservation
The Museum embraces a wonderful collection of Pioneer and Native American history. From inside the museum gift shop and story-telling exhibits to the outdoor Pioneer Village, kids and adults will enjoy exploring this family favorite time and time again. There are examples of tools, personal items, and art forms such as petroglyphs and pictographs developed over ninety centuries of human occupation in the Columbia River area.
The museum has a beautiful collection of local Pioneer history, including tools, mining, veterinary equipment, boy scout memorabilia and dioramas depicting the lifestyles of the early settlers of the area, including a trappers cabin.
Kids love to view dioramas depicting the landscape, plants and animals of the local sub-alpine forest, lowland woods, steppe desert and wetlands during the four seasons.
Beautiful examples of petrified wood, precious and semi-precious stones from North Central Washington and mineral specimens from all over the world!
Stroll the "village" and peek inside the 20 original structures brought in from the local area and what life was like for early Pioneer settlers in the valley. A schoolhouse, jail, typical home, and merchantile store are completely furnished and staged with artifacts from that era. A large grassy area with picnic tables is a perfect place to let the kids run and explore and to have a family picnic.