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Franklin County Historical Museum

305 N 4th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301-5324
+1 509-547-3714
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We brought a group here for our STEM camp. I thought it was the perfect way to tie all of our other... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Kennewick, Washington
amateur's museum

This attraction needs better arrangement of exhibits, which crowd together without a focus or theme.

Reviewed 18 July 2017
hickory, nc
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From the moment you enter the Franklin County Historical Museum you will be treated with true historical hospitality! Whether you choose to enjoy our collection of artifacts and information at your own pace or receive a personalized tour from one of our gracious tour guides, you will not be disappointed as you stroll through the history of our area. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the original Carnegie Library built in 1911 that proudly houses our museum. The high ceilings and beautifully restored ornate dark wood trim create an authentic period atmosphere. Our wide-ranging collection of historic artifacts, photographs and information help tell the story of the unique history of Franklin County. Learn about the role of the Northern Pacific Railroad in founding the city of Pasco, the county’s rich and very diverse agricultural history, the effects of three merging rivers on the local economy, and the growth of the area due to WWI and WWII. Franklin County Historical Society and Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving Franklin county’s unique history. Take time during your visit to stop in our unique gift shop stocked with Washington and area souvenirs that will be sure to provide the perfect keepsake of your trip or gift for friends and family. Plan to visit us during your stop in the Tri-cities to experience historical hospitality at it’s finest!
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305 N 4th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301-5324
+1 509-547-3714
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We brought a group here for our STEM camp. I thought it was the perfect way to tie all of our other information together that we learned about our community. The staff were wonderful and catered to our large group taking them on a very...More

Thank naturegirl5678
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This attraction needs better arrangement of exhibits, which crowd together without a focus or theme.More

Thank aphrab
Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We are very excited about the rich history of Franklin County and love to interact with our guests and give a brief overview of our historic building, layout of the museum, and a summary explaining the historical significance of the...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

On the edge of downtown Pasco, two floors of local history, a large quantity of which was donated by local families . Million year old fossils, to first nations, to Lewis & Clark, to the golden age of the locomotive, to world war II packed...More

Thank Nick V
Management response:Responded 29 June 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum! We have updated exhibits quarterly, and hope you stop by again to see more of the personal stories and history of Franklin County.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This musem had a wide variety of historical items. It's a unique building, it's the old Pasco Carnegie public library. The building is kept up very well. Our museum guide was Shelly who was very knowledgeable, friendly and guided us to items we might have...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your review and spending time with us learning about the rich history of Franklin County! We are very glad you enjoyed your time at the Museum! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Who knew that a small town like Pasco was a pivotal location during the most prominent periods in American History? The museum clerk was kind enough to give us an overview of the layout and the highlights to be sure and check out. These days...More

Thank Valerie W
Management response:Responded 22 June 2017

We enjoyed meeting you and your family and sharing the rich history of Franklin County! Thank you for having the museum as one of your stops in the Tri-cities! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

I really enjoyed the exhibits, I had no idea about the breadth and diversity of the history of Franklin County. Eva was an excellent tour guide. She answered all my questions and was full of so much information. The museum itself was so charming and...More

Thank Sarah M
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

Thank you, Sarah, for visiting the museum! We look forward to having you back soon!

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I was looking for something to do in the Tri Cities and stumbled upon this museum. What a gem! Well organized with informative staff - thanks for answering our questions Eva! The building is beautiful and charming. I will definitely be going there again.

Thank leftinlahontan
Reviewed 19 April 2017

So much history in the town we grew up and came back to visit. the museum is a treasure with so much to see. Some of the names we knew so we must be getting old :)

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Same as above, In addition to that the employees were very friendly and informed. We are going to join. We were there yesterday for one and hours and only got through the first part. So we will be going back several times in order to...More

Thank larryroberts59
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I took a group of 3rd grade students to this museum and found it to be full of historical materials that depicted life during the years of the early settlers to this area.

Thank sagarlewis
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