Mission Statement

The mission of the Yakama Nation Museum is to care for, collect and protect the items that promote and preserve the Yakama Nation Culture (T-130-77). The objects are showcased for the cultural, social & economic expressin of the Yakama (T-104-76). We strive to educate the benefit our people and all people (T-67-79).

Our History, Our Legacy...Past to Present

The Yakama Nation Museum opened in 1980 and is one of the oldest Native American Museums in the United States. The 12,0000 square foot exhibition hall is the result of years of hope, thought, and effort on the part of the Yakama people.

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Visitor Policies

All group tours must make appointments. We have listed simple rules for your convenience in advance of your visit.

  • No photography
  • No food or drink
  • No recording devices
  • Walk, soft feet.
  • Soft voice, no yelling