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

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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 10 am - 5 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 summer hours until the end of September -  Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm. (or make an appointment for a private tour) Come see us! 


Events & Exhibits                                                   


 MADE IN DAYTON:  Quilts from 1920-2016


Beginning February 1, the upstairs gallery in the Depot Museum will feature modern quilts on loan from the people of the Dayton community.  


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 It's time to contribute to our yearly membership drive.  Your donations will help pay for the Depot's daily operations.  They will also fund our exhibits and assist with the creation of a new park on the corner of Commercial Street and 2nd Ave.  Click on the membership page to learn how you can help.


Dayton Days at the Boldman House Museum

Right after the Dayton Days/Mule Mania Parade at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 28th, come down to the Boldman House from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm for all sorts of hands on activites for kids of all ages on the lawn! Low technology fun for all! Plant some seeds, scrub on the washboard and see how we used to do laundry, use hand tools to do a little wood working! Make some butter or a spoon doll,  test your brain power with old time mathematics based puzzles! What else? Come visit us and find out! The museum will be open for tours until 4:00 pm. 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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