Discover the Legacy of Local History!

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is home to over 160 years of Spokane Valley history with thousands of collected artifacts, photos, archives, maps, and more!

Welcome to Spokane Valley Heritage Museum!

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Visit the Past

Learn about your local history with an interesting visit to the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum! We have indoor and outdoor exhibits that immerse you in lifestyles of the past, interesting artifacts, machines from past centuries, vintage clothing, Indian stories, and farming techniques that made Spokane Valley what it is today.

Plan your visit to the museum for the best local history experience with a knowledgeable docent to guide you through the past.

Engage Students in History

Students from 3rd grade through high school can benefit from learning their local history. Get all the logistics to plan your field trip, including group sizes, bus parking, and fees. Reserve a date for your class to visit the museum!

Over 150 Years of Spokane Valley History

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is the regional repository for the heritage of the area East of Havana, West of Post Falls, North to Peone Prairie, and South to Fairfield. We also have the history of Millwood & Liberty Lake.

The Museum’s archives collection includes photos, archival documents, maps, artifacts and more from the greater Spokane County.

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Get Involved

Are you interested in learning more about the history of our community? If so, please consider joining the Spokane Valley Historical Society. Please contact the museum for free notifications and to be added to our email list.

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About Us

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What Our Visitors Say

"Great museum staffed with friendly and knowledgeable workers. Such a neat spot with cool exhibits. Even locals visit to learn about the history of the Spokane Valley. Unlike any other museum you'll ever visit. Take it from someone who teaches and studies history...this place is awesome."

- Google Reviewer

"For such a relatively small museum it it packed full of fascinating history with items and relics that will take you on a journey into the history of Spokane. Loved my visit here."

- Google Reviewer

"One of many local historical museums we visited during our stay in the area during 2023. All were great. This one was particularly nice and well-kept. Good history early settlers, immigrants, and local color. Most was local history, which was very interesting."

- Google Reviewer

"Fantastic museum dedicated to Spokane Valley history, with great artifacts from the past, and some hands on stuff for the kids. The kids love the phone switch and self-playing piano! Customer service of employees was top-notch, Lisa especially; she makes it so much fun with her stories and accounts!"

- Google Reviewer

"Great museum and tons to discover about local history. They have a great collection to learn all things Spokane Valley (and beyond!). History enthusiasts, writers, genealogists, curious-minded folks will love it here. The staff and volunteers are nice and knowledgeable. Also, it's fun!"

- Google Reviewer

"I really enjoy this museum. I try to visit once a year. They have a lot of valley history here. If you have ever been curious how a telephone works then you really need to stop also if you like radios they have a section for that."

- Google Reviewer

"Very interesting. The guided tour was unexpected. The hostess was prepared for our questions and very accommodating. Plan to go back regularly and see what's new or learn more of each of the exhibits. Can stay for a few minutes or sit and read for hours."

- Google Reviewer

"Excellent museum and super friendly staff. I love the displays and abundance of artifacts. Highly recommend!"

- Google Reviewer

"This museum is packed with local history. I really enjoyed the pictures of local people and places. The telephone display was fun and interesting. There was a temporary display from the Smithsonian about American workers through history that was well done."

- Google Reviewer

"This was a good museum which talks about the history of spokane valley and the surrounding area, the staff was very helpful and gave a tour explaining the exhibits. the building is small and well organized and also contains an outdoor farming equipment exhibit."

- Google Reviewer

"I’m from a small town, been to lots of community historical museums and yours is definitely on a level far superior to most. Good content, specific to your community (which is what I was looking for as I’m not from the northwest), & presentation is fantastic! Colorful, clean … feels alive & as you all care. Keep up the good work!"


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Events

In addition to our themed rooms with full-time displays, we feature traveling exhibits, plus special events and presentations throughout the year. Put these events on your calendar to spice-up your activity list this year!