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Olmstead Place State Park

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Olmstead Place features a working pioneer farm and hosts tours and school field trips. The site is one of the first homesteads in the Kittatas Valley. Several historic buildings remain standing at Olmstead Place including a log cabin built in 1875. It was constructed of cottonwood logs from the Yakima River Canyon. The cabin is furnished with articles used in pioneer days by the Olmstead family.

Other historic buildings include the dairy barn and grainery, both built in 1892; the wagon shed built in 1894; the red hay barn built in 1908; and the Olmstead family house built in 1908. Other artifacts include tools, furniture, clothing, and farm machinery.

The Washington State Parks system includes more than 125 developed parks and covers about a quarter million acres.

Location: 921 N Ferguson Rd, Ellensburg Washington 98926 Telephone 509-925-1943

Other Washington State Parks nearby:
(Wenatchee) Chelan County PUD Parks System
(Vantage) Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
(Easton) Lake Easton State Park
(Soap Lake) Lake Lenore Caves State Park
(East Wenatchee) Lincoln Rock State Park
(Ellensburg) Olmstead Place State Park


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