Take a Trip Through NW History in Union Gap, Washington

Union Gap is the perfect stop for history lovers. This small town in Central Washington brings history to life with a calendar full of signature events that celebrate the past in this beautiful corner of the Northwest. The season of historical events kicks off with Old Steel Car Show on April 24. From vintage cars and power equipment to historical reenactments, you can get a taste of Pacific Northwest history.  

History Comes to Life 

In June, at Old Town Days, visit acres of living history camps portraying life during the pioneer days. Explore Union and Confederate camps and watch reenactment battles each day. You’ll also find trading posts, kids’ activities and old-time games, wagon tours, a working blacksmith shop, and a live music and craft beverage event called Sun, Sips & Suds.  

Head to Agri-Copia in October for family fun with draft horse exhibitions, horse-drawn wagon rides, draft horse plowing bee, vintage tractor games and more.  Old Steel Car Show, Vintiques and Pioneer Power Show satisfy your love of vintage cars and equipment. 

Check out the 2022 lineup!  

Explore the PNW’s Agricultural Roots 

Being In the heart of the Northwest’s agricultural region, it makes sense that Union Gap is home to the renowned Central Washington Agricultural Museum. Explore and discover how the early settlers of Central Washington lived and worked the land. The museum tells agricultural history of our region through 29 covered buildings and more than 15 acres of displays and exhibits and one of the largest Pacific Northwest collections of vintage agricultural equipment and machinery. Visit the museum to explore pioneer life, complete with family homesteads, historical Young’s cabins, a western town complete with a small railway and the recently introduced Horse’n’Harness Club. Union Gap is also home to the Old Letterpress Museum which opened in its new facility in 2019. 

A Taste of the Yakima Valley 

While you’re in the heart of the region’s largest agricultural region, make time to for stops at farm stands and farmer’s markets around the Yakima Valley. Be sure to make a stop at a classic American burger joint or two! 

Plan Your Trip at  https://www.visituniongap.com/history-attractions-union-gap.php. 

 

 

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