2016 SEASON AND SCHEDULE
OPEN DAILY: April 1 through October 30
HOURS: Monday through Saturday – 10am until 4pm;
Sunday – Noon until 4pm
GROUP TOURS: Available year-round by advanced reservation
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.
Cashmere Museum & Pioneer Village
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
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
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
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
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