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Dayton Historical Depot Museum

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Really unique and interesting

They have kept this vintage depot as it was, and it's really interesting, from the artifacts to the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Astoria, Oregon

It was closed when we were there, so didn't get to go inside, but it was still interesting with... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
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The Dayton Historic Depot is the oldest standing depot in Washington state. Built in 1881, it was moved to its present location in 1899 by capstan and horses. After it closed in 1971, the Dayton Historical Depot Society placed the Depot on the...more
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222 E Commercial Ave, Dayton, WA 99328-1313
+1 509-382-2026
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

They have kept this vintage depot as it was, and it's really interesting, from the artifacts to the living space of the ticket master. Great job!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

It was closed when we were there, so didn't get to go inside, but it was still interesting with some information on the outside you were able to read about.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

This museum was one of the main reasons we went to Dayton and we really enjoyed it. The descriptions of the exhibits are well done and enhanced the experience. As mentioned by others, the museum director was very friendly and provided a lot of interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Went with my three kids and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. Amazing history and an all-around good time. Would definately recommend stopping there if you are passing through.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Very nice woman working there made the story of the depot interesting. The living quarters upstairs was cool.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dennymas
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We loved our visit here. The docent was gracious and knowledgeable. We are thankful that it is still available to view. Try your hand a safe cracking. They have a beautiful old safe that hasn't been opened. Who knows what may be inside.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank glennegreen
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I hope you are in Dayton long enough to visit the Rail Depot. It is a piece of regional history restored for ever I hope. the docent was knowledgeable and really helped us to understand a way of life we cant imagine. Lots of antiquities...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MiguelitoyCat
docent_Tam, Docent at Dayton Historical Depot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here in Dayton. We appreciate hearing our visitors' reactions to our museum.

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Super historical train station depot (the oldest surviving in the state) with a good selection of interesting artifacts from the era. Docents are very knowledgable, friendly, and engaging. Check out the caboose next door. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank svbreila
docent_Tam, Manager at Dayton Historical Depot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. Come back to visit again!

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Great display of historical items. Well kept up and unique . Great stop Dayton is a very cute little town lots to do and see .

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 342janisv
docent_Tam, Museum Director at Dayton Historical Depot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

I'm glad you had a good visit!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This depot houses excellent exhibits and artifacts of the history of Dayton and the surrounding are. Local residents provide docent staff and help bring history to life.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Open Wednesday through Saturday WINTER HOURS: (November- April) 11 - 4 SUMMER HOURS: (May-October) 10 am - 5 pm, closed for lunch Closed Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Holidays.