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Cashmere started out as "Mission" in 1873, named for the log church built by the Catholic missionary Father Grassi. In 1904 a name change was necessary because there was another "Mission" in Washington State, and the post offices kept getting the mail mixed up! Judge James H. Chase suggested the name Cashmere, comparing the town's natural beauty to the Vale of Kashmir in India.

Seeking the heart of small town America? It’s here at the geographic center of Washington state! Stroll down Cashmere’s quiet tree-lined streets and travel back in time to simple, carefree days. Downtown sidewalks, shaded from over 300 days of sunshine, are lined with family-owned bakeries, shops and restaurants whose friendly owners will greet you with a smile. Local orchards line the hills and banks of the Wenatchee River, as it winds through the valley, providing a spectacular blanket of color throughout the growing season. If you’re craving a sweet treat, don't forget while visiting to stop by and visit the world famous kitchens of Liberty Orchards, home of Aplets and Cotlets.

The Cottage Avenue Historic District features early 1900s-era Craftsman bungalow homes, lined with picket fences and shaded by the many mature trees that earns Cashmere the official designation, “Tree City USA.”

We are only minutes away from the mighty Columbia River which is ideal for all water sports and activities and several hydroelectric dams. We are surrounded by state and federal forests and at the edge of the Central Washington desert. Just 45 miles to our north is beautiful Lake Chelan, another area for recreation and relaxation. To our west is the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth and to the east is Wenatchee. We are approximately 2 1/2 hours east of Seattle, Washington, 3 hours west of Spokane, Washington, and about 4 hours from the Canadian border.

The Museum will be open Friday, March 28, through Oct. 31, 2014, Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. We will be closed Mondays, although we will open for tours any day of the week. Call to reserve a tour time..


Adults: $7
Seniors (62 and over) $6
Students $4.50
Children (6-12) $3.50
Under 6, active military and Cashmere Museum members are free

 






Please phone or email for most up to date information.

Plan some fun at the
Cashmere Museum & Pioneer Village
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Lectures
Learn something interesting
Fred Harvey is available to speak to your group or class about Native American culture, Archaeology and geological history of the area. Flintknapping demonstration.
Available by request

Wedding Venue

Individualize your special day by exchanging vows in the unique surroundings of the Museum's Pioneer Village. This outdoor venue offers the ultimate in distinctive wedding settings that will long be remembered. 

The Cashmere Museum is also available for Reunions and other family events.
We feature a park like setting, a small kitchen, and a covered picnic pavilion.

Please contact the Cashmere Museum for more information
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Links to other local points of interest
 City of Cashmere
 Cashmere Chamber of Commerce
Aplets & Cotlets - Liberty Orchards
 Leavenworth Bavarian Village
 Rock Island Hydro Park
 Rocky Reach Dam Park
 Lake Wenatchee Recreation Area
 Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
 Lake Chelan
 Town of Waterville
Port of Chelan County

Amplify your “inner museum” experience by also visiting some of the other many excellent museums in the surrounding area:

 Museum of the Columbia at Rocky Reach Dam Park
 The Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum
 Douglas County Historical Society
 Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
 Upper Valley Museum at Leavenworth
 Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum

Also…
If traveling by air, daily commercial flights are available at
 Pangborn Memorial Airport
less than 18 miles from the Cashmere Museum. .

600 Cotlets Way, PO Box 22
Cashmere, WA 98815
509-782-3230
Email:
info@cashmeremuseum.org

 

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