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Lewis County Historical Museum

99 NW Front Way, Chehalis, WA 98532
+1 360-748-0831
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A window to the past

This museum is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. It is situated in the historic... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
Vitaly K
Kirkland, Washington
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We had a wonderful visit here on a Wednesday morning. The museum is fairly small but interesting... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Karen M
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99 NW Front Way, Chehalis, WA 98532
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

This museum is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. It is situated in the historic railroad station building. You'll find a running model railroad showing such local features as swap bridge, and preserved interiors of local living rooms and barber's shop....More

Thank Vitaly K
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a wonderful visit here on a Wednesday morning. The museum is fairly small but interesting and cleverly organized. A fantastic model train set complete with scale size towns adds to the charm. The ladies there were most helpful in assisting visitors with genealogy...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Love the great old building and local history. Few items to look at outside also. We got to see an amtrak train go blasting by while there

Thank Helen223
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The kids liked the hands on play area and the trains. They had a huge train set with buttons to make the train go. The other room had interesting history, but not much fun for the kids so we didn't spend much time in there.

Thank Harmony B
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited with our two year old Grandl daughter to rode the historic steam train. Great time, she loved it and Papa retains hero status !

Thank cobalt61
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Many local museums drown you out in contextless artifacts, but this museum does a very good job of bringing it to life. The gift shop has wonderful goodies, and there is even a huge Model Railroad inside. If you are researching local history, there is...More

Thank JohnGIV
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We visit the museum every time we are in Chehalis. Their exhibits are nicely displayed and the staffers are top rate. Their small gift shop is well stocked with excellent books and some locally produced goods. Don't miss the McKinley stump outside the museum. It's...More

Thank Cheryl5353
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The museum is located in the old Chehalis train station. The museum recently bought the Presidents Stump where past presidents visiting Lewis County stood on to give their presidential campaign.

Thank Treesad
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is a great museum of Lewis County! Exhibits change often enough to visit more than once a year. The bookstore carries local and Lewis County history as well as things for the youngsters. Adequate parking. Only one drawback, the main line of the railroad...More

Thank maryjaned252
Reviewed 28 December 2014

This place has quite a bit of Lewis County history, and is very interesting. The story goes the place is haunted, and it has the McKinley Stump outside. President McKinley was scheduled to speak here, but died before he could. Other candidates have used it...More

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