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Not a lot too look at but very informative historical site. Provides insight to the importance of... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Eugene, Oregon
Another viewpoint on the history of Walla Walla

We'd been to WW many times and thought we knew the early history... we ended up here because we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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The Frenchtown Historic site lies within the original homeland of the Walla Walla and Cayuse Tribes. French-Canadian voyageurs settled here with their Métis families beginning in 1823. In 1855, the area was also the site of the Battle of Walla...more
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8364 Old Highway 12, Walla Walla, WA, Walla Walla, WA 99362
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd been to WW many times and thought we knew the early history... we ended up here because we were early to meet up at Long Shadows Vineyards nearby (excellent) What we learned at the very informative interpretive site was that there was a colonial...More

Thank seattlesez
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I stopped here on my 1st trip to Walla Walla in early May, the grass was tall and very prairie like setting, not sure if that was intentional or accidental, but enjoyable. I was alone, so I drove to the viewing stations and totally surprised...More

Thank Maleah S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Frenchtown has a recreation of the typical home for an early French fur trader. The site also has an old, small cemetary. Good for young children with lots of room for them to walk through the site. Easy parking. Also accessible for handicapped.

Thank Gayle V
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

A historical spot that needs additional amenities and care... The entire cemetery was weeds over to feet high...

Thank Don H
Reviewed 9 April 2018

While our past is important to know, some aspects leave something to be desired. Frenchtown -like a small myriad of Frenchtowns across the Intermountain West- is named after the French-Canadians who worked in the fur trade industry up to mid-19th century. Many married local Indian...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Picture a windswept grassland under a boundless sky. Ryegrass, sagebrush, hawks, gopher snakes, and coyotes are the inheritors of the site but there was a time when a village was here. Fur traders, trappers, voyageurs and others who worked at Ft. Nez Perce (later renamed...More

Thank Itswoots
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Learn about this place online before you go, then put your blinders on so you won't be distracted by the horse corrals, trailers, and highway right on the edges. There are panels with lots of text to tell the story of this place, and thankfully...More

Thank MouseDance
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

There are only a few buildings and a memorial. The site is information about local Native American and French settlers. Interesting history. It’s in a scenic location as well. The Whitman Mission is nearby. If you like local history, go there as well

Thank lydiah839
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Not a lot too look at but very informative historical site. Provides insight to the importance of Native American contributions to the area.

Thank Iyamapirate
Reviewed 28 August 2017

There's not a lot here, but it is interesting to read about the place and to see the very old cabin. It's right off the main road, so it's worth the time to stop by. It helps if you are already familiar with area history....More

Thank LNLew
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