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 will be closed Wed., Nov. 25 in preparation for Christmas Kick-off.  The Depot is open 10 am - 5 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays.  The museum is closed for lunch.  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. (or make an appointment for a private tour) Come see us! 

Notice: The Boldman House Museum will be closed during the Christmas holiday season. We will be closed from December 20th through January 6th, and will reopen on Thursday, January 7th, 2016.

Events & Exhibits                                                   

Christmas Market at the Depot:  Friday, November 27, 2015, 10:00-6:00 and Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10:00-5:00.

The Depot is preparing for our Christmas Market during Historic Dayton's Christmas Kick-off.  This year we will have local foods, hand-crafted gifts, and a fully stocked museum store.  In addition, the Dayton High School FFA will be selling Christmas wreaths, Poinsettias, and hot drinks on our courtyard.  Visit the Events & exhibits page for more info.


"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.

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 It's time to contribute to our yearly membership drive.  This year, your donations will help pay for a 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.


A Boldman House Christmas:  Friday, November 27, 2015, and Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join us for an historic Boldman Christmas.  We will have live music by local pianists from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Friday and from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Enjoy the fragrance of the Boldman traditional fruitcake, kids will recieve a free nose flute (a favorite of the Boldman Sisters) and you can pick up a free Boldman family recipe pamphlet to take home.  The home will be dressed for Christmas, using family ornaments.  Come experience a Christmas of the past!

Dayton Days at the Boldman House Museum

Saturday, May 23rd from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm we partyed like it was 1899! Low technology ruled the day! Kids planted seeds, scrubbed on the washboard, drilled holes and planed wood by hand! The made butter and yarn dolls, and worked their brains with mathematics based puzzles! Click HERE or on the image below to see photos of the 2015 event!

Visit the Events & Exhibits page to see what is going on at the Boldman House Museum throughout the year!


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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