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The Depot building and grounds are a special place to hold your events, such as weddings, receptions, parties, family reunions, or office workshops.  Inside gatherings can be held in the Waiting Room and Ticket Office downstairs or in the Upstairs Gallery that has a small kitchen adjacent.  The Depot balcony is a wonderful place from which to toss a wedding bouquet!


The outside courtyard is made of smooth, stamped concrete under a beautiful tree canopy and has ample room for tables and chairs.  The perimeter is lined with built-in wooden benches and attractive landscaping.  Adjacent to the courtyard is a lawn area that can be used separately or in conjunction with courtyard events.


The Depot is located across the alley from the Weinhard Hotel, a Victorian lodging establishment with a rooftop garden.  It is a wonderful place for honeymooners.


Both the Boldman House Museum and the Dayton Historic Depot have rotating exhibits.


  • The Boldman House: The Boldman Camera Collection on exhibit through December 2018.
  • The Upstairs Gallery at the Dayton Historic Depot: “Mapping Our Place:  Maps of Dayton and Columbia County.”We have a nice collection of maps from the late nineteenth century to the present day.  These include railroad maps, circa 1900 city maps of Dayton, Huntsville, and Starbuck, and a 1948 map of the proposed dams for the Pacific Northwest.   Also displayed is a map of the early military road from Fort Benton to Fort Dalles and a hand drawn map of George Wright’s 1858 travels throughout  eastern Washington.  In addition to these, we have a variety of modern maps of Dayton.  The backdrop for our new exhibit is the Depot’s Upstairs Gallery, which has been upgraded using grants from Wildhorse Foundation and Blue Mountain Community Foundation.  The Gallery sports fresh paint, a new modular panel system, new lights, and many gallery accessories.  Maps have been loaned for the exhibit by Christy’s Realty, Columbia REA, Broughton Land Co., Port of Columbia, City of Dayton, Dayton’s City Shop, Columbia County’s Public Works, and numerous community members.  We would like to thank all of them for their assistance in creating this fascinating exhibit.
  • The Ticket Office and Waiting Room in the Dayton Historic Depot: Selected photos from the “Having Fun in Dayton” exhibit and a special showing of paintings of local historic homes (and the Depot) from the Darlene Broughton collection.
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May 2018

Dayton Days on the Depot Courtyard

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Memorial Day Weekend is full of excitement in Dayton.  Mule Mania takes place at the Fairgrounds, and Dayton Days Wild West is celebrated downtown.  After the parade, we welcome you to visit the Depot and meeting the Rodeo Court on our courtyard.  Then visit our…

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Dayton Days at the Boldman House Museum

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Boldman House will have an afternoon of activities for young people again this year.  After the parade, head on down to the museum located at 410 North First Street.  From 11:00am-3:00pm experience what life was like in Dayton during the early twentieth century.  Appreciate…

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June 2018

All Wheels Weekend at the Depot

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

June 16th is All Wheels Weekend, one of the best car shows in the Pacific Northwest.  We give more trophies than any other car show, and you can preview them in the Depot's Waiting Room.  Then at 4:00 p.m. join us on the Depot's Courtyard…

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July 2018

Quilts in the Garden – Boldman House Museum

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for an exhibit of locally made quilts in our beautiful early twentieth century garden from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. The house will open for tours during this free event. We regret to say that in case of bad weather, this event will…

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August 2018

Evening at the Depot

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Depot's biggest fundraiser of the year! Join us on the Courtyard for heavy hors d'oeuvres, local wine and beer, great music and friendly people. There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction to finish the evening. Stay tuned for ticket…

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