Dayton Historical Depot Society
222 E. Commercial Street
Dayton, Washington 99328

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Call 509-382-2026


THE DAYTON HISTORIC DEPOT is the oldest surviving train depot in the state. It was originally built in 1881 and designed in the Stick/Eastlake style. It has been beautifully restored and is now a museum. Revolving exhibits are featured in the upstairs gallery.

The Dayton Depot is listed on the Local, State, and National Registers of Historic Places.

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The Depot is open 11 am -  4 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays.  Admission is by donation.  Stop by for a ride back in time.


THE BOLDMAN HOUSE MUSEUM and Garden has a mission: to bring life to the family home of Miss Gladys M. Boldman through restoration, conservation, interpretation, and education.

The Boldman House is listed on the Local, State and National Historic Registers as the Brining/Boldman House.

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The Boldman House Museum is open for its winter hours until the end of April - Thursday through Saturday from 1 pm - 4 pm. Come see us! Notice: We will be closed Thurs., Dec 11; Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Events & Exhibits

Dayton Historic Depot will be on national television!  Tune in to "Mysteries at the Museum" on the Travel Channel at 9:00 pm Friday, April 10.  Discover the mysteries that exist at your local museum.

"Our Old Quilts - Patterns of Love and Memory - Part 2"

Beginning February 15, the upstairs gallery in the Depot Museum will feature quilts on loan from the people of the Dayton community.  

silktie quilt 269x222The majority of quilts are 50 years old or older. Many different patterns are on display, with examples of both hand stitched/hand quilted and machine pieced/machine quilted.

Visit the Events & Exhibits page for more info.




It's time to contribute to our yearly membership drive.  This year, your donations will contribute to new public restrooms for the City of Dayton and to the establishment of the Commerical St. Historic Corridor.  Click on the membership page to learn how you can help.


Springtime at the Boldman House Museum 

Spring is busting out all over at the Boldman House Museum and Gardens. There is something new in the garden every week, and inside we've changed the seasonal exhibits.

Visit the Events & Exhibits page to see what is going on at the Depot!

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Our Mission

The Dayton Historical Depot Society’s mission is to maintain and use its primary artifacts, the Depot Building and the Boldman House, for interpretation/education of local history. In keeping with their historical status, the Depot and Boldman House will serve as resources for community use.
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