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Olmstead Place State Park
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OLMSTEAD PLACE STATE PARK
OLMSTEAD PLACE STATE PARK
921 N. Ferguson Road
Ellensburg, Washington   98926
Olmstead Place State Park is a 217-acre day-use park that features a working pioneer farm. The park hosts tours and school field trips. Pioneer artifacts are plentiful in the park, and many can be seen in action in the work of maintaining the farm. Picnic space and walking trails interweave with interpretive activities.
History of the Area
This area is the location of one of the first homesteads in the Kittitas valley. The Olmstead family arrived in 1875 and lived on the farm for about 100 years before donating it to Washington State Parks in 1968. Today, it continues to be a working farm, with some of the land still worked with old-fashioned equipment. The original 1875 log cabin and 1908 farmhouse (with the family's furnishings intact) are still standing, as are most of the outbuildings.
Camping
The park has no camping.



Picnicking
There are 17 unsheltered picnic tables in the park, along with a restroom. To reserve tables, call the state park office at (509) 925-1943.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 21 Beautiful park, but.... by Jeri Sept 2011
Wish there had been descriptive signage for the machinery, buildings, etc. since rangers/volunteers were no longer present. Nice brochure for the nature walk and a map of buiding locations. Congrats to the local gardening club that keeps up the beautiful gardens around the homestead. Nature trail is over grown and markers hidden in many places. Still we enjoyed visiting the homestead and lucked out meeting a local there who gave us some history. Washington State Parks system, please be a good steward of your state parks and protect them.
July 6 THIS IS DEFENITLY WORTH YOUR TIME!!! by Tammie
We Loved it! People we very helpful. Told alot about the history. Kid friendly

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Directions
Located four miles east of Ellensburg, WA and three miles west of Kittitas, Wash.

From I-90: Take exit #115 (Kittitas). Go north on Main Street to T-intersection. Turn left and go three miles. Turn left on North Ferguson Rd. Drive about 1/2 mile to park.

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