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 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 summer hours until October - Thursday through Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm. Come see us!

Events & Exhibits

"Our Old Quilts:  Patterns of Love & Memory"

Visit the upstairs gallery at the Depot for an exhibit featuring 20 quilts from the permanent collection of the Dayton Historic Depot and the Boldman House. Quilts are a glimpse into the past, a snapshot of the love and caring for family, friends, and community felt by the women in our past.  

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September 19 - 21 - The Boldman Heirloom Garden is a centerpiece of the Heirloom Gardeners Food and Wine Weekend event, a celebration of the bounty of fall and the artisan food producers in our community. 

October 4th - The Depot showcases Columbia County Art and hosts the popular Historic Home Tours during the community's Dayton on Tour event.  

Visit the Events & Exhibits page for more info on each event.   

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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