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Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is the repository for the heritage of the area with multiple exhibits curated to tell our rich local history.
Exhibits
Hours and Admission
School Field Trips
Events
Group Tours
Presentations

Exhibits

All Fairs Led to Expo ‘74

May 4-September 2, 2024. Discover the history of fairs in our region, starting in 1886, that led up to Expo ‘74. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s fair in Spokane with signs, original rides and more from the 1974 event!

Mullan Military Road

Mullan’s Military Road exhibit opens on May 25th. 624 miles of road were constructed from Ft Walla Walla, WA to Ft Benton, MT from 1858 to 1862.

Communications Corner

Technology developed our ability to communicate with the world and the Museum has a replica telephone switchboard for you to investigate.

Apple is King

Apple orchard farming was the chief economic driver in Spokane Valley’s early years. Without water, however, none of it was possible.

Under One Sky

Spokane Valley is the ancestral homeland of the Coeur d’Alene tribe. Under One Sky exhibit features stories of fur traders, missionary priests, Antoine Plante, and the Mullan Road.

Hours

We’re Open: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday

Admission

Cost for entry is paid for in-person at the museum.

Kids under 7: Free
Students (7-17): $4
Adults (18-54): $7
Seniors (55+): $6
Retired Military: $6
Active Military: Free

This museum is not recommended for children under the age of 7.

Location

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum
12114 E Sprague Ave,
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

Learn more about local history when you visit our museum!

School Field Trips

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!

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!

Group Tours

We offer tours for all ages and group sizes. Plan your visit to the museum for the best local history experience with a knowledgeable docent to guide you through the past.

Presentations

The Spokane Valley comes to life with our on-site presentations and tours. Our best docents can come to you and do a presentation at your location.

We also can do a driving tour with you! What a great way to learn about local history! Bring a docent in your car for a Drive Your History Tour.

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