Burn Ban - Level 1

Fires allowed in all designated fire pits and grills. Propane and gas grills allowed.

Red house built in 1908 hidden in the middle of pine trees, lilac and rose bushes. Manicured lawn with picnic tables. Large white and grey clouds in the sky with blue sky coming through.
Red hey barn surrounded by early 1900 farm equipment. Green hills in the distance and light grey clouds against blue sky.
One horse hay baler early to mid 1900s sitting on top gravel as a display as a display of early farming equipment. A sit behind horse pulled rake is behind the baler also on dispay.
A coal powered tractor and an early model gas powered tractor on display underneath a covered wood shed.
A one room K though 12 wood structure schoolhouse in front of green leafy tress and white clouds against blue sky

Olmstead Place Historical State Park

921 N Ferguson Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Olmstead Place demonstrates homesteader family life, farming history and equipment. Walk the grounds or book a tour to experience life in the late-19th century.


  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires not Allowed

Coleman Creek fishing is open June 1 to Oct. 31. 


Bird Watching


Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

Interpretive and Visitor Centers

Winter Activities


Accessible Restrooms

Drinking Water

Park Ranger Station


Trash Service

Picnic Tables

Accessible Parking


Interpretive Opportunities

Hiking Trails

Park features





Mountain View

Seasonal Wildflowers

Wildlife Viewing


  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires not Allowed

Coleman Creek fishing is open June 1 to Oct. 31. 

Map & visitor guide

Bring a camera, Olmstead Place has local wildlife and a beautiful heirloom garden that is great for picture taking. Along Coleman Creek, the Altapes Interpretive Trail makes a short but informative trail between one end of the park to the other. You can see once used farm equipment, Seaton school house, original cabin, the Smith's house and barns. 

During the winter, you can cross country ski and snowshoe in the fields. No Sno-Park permit is required. 

Interpretive opportunities

Interpretive panels are throughout the park for self-guided tours. 

Schedule a tour for free for school or group field trips and public tours. Learn the story of the Olmstead-Smith family through an indoor tour that may include the 1875 log cabin, the Smith House Museum and/or the hay barn. Outdoor tour themes can include historic, natural or cultural topics. Highlights include:

  • Homesteading, gardening and agriculture in Kittitas Valley.
  • Coleman Creek, ecology and local wildlife and plants.
  • Changes in culture, family and lifestyle between 1875 to the 1960s.

To schedule a tour or field trip, call the Interpretive Specialist at (509) 859-3016.