Fort Dalles Museum provides educational outreach history programs to local schools. Children learn about pioneer life and have a hands-on experience with antique artifacts. The program promotes enthusiasm for learning history, and allows children to feel a sense of an ownership in their local museum and local history.

Fort Dalles is the site of several community events each year. Fort Dalles Days, draws hundreds of  visitors each year. Summer music concerts and historic presentations give visitors an opportunity to learn and enjoy the history of this wonderful place. The grounds can be rented for weddings, anniversaries and reunions.