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

"Artists of Columbia County"

Beginning October 4th, the upstairs gallery in the Depot Museum will feature works by the artisans and craftsman of Columbia County.  

artthumb2014Join us October 4th from 4-5 pm for a reception in the gallery.  This exhibit will run through the end of 2014.  Admission is by donation.

Visit the Events & Exhibits page for more info.


Christmas Market at the Depot & A Boldman House Christmas 

We had a wonderful 2014 edition the Christmas Market at the Depot and A Boldman House Christmas a part of Dayton's Christmas Kick-off. Visit the Events & Exhibits page to see what went on! 

Don't forget that the Depot Gift Shop is fully stocked for Christmas...come and see what we've got to put under your tree!

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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