Lewis County Historical Museum

Calling the old 1912 Northern Pacific Railway Depot home, the Lewis County Historical Museum is the largest resource of history and information about the past of all of Lewis County.

Several exhibits bring what once was to life again throughout the halls of the museum, with a rotating exhibit as the museum’s centerpiece. The exhibit currently ongoing through October pays tribute to the military and focuses on the Civil War and World Wars I and II.

Extensive archives kept in the museum’s records room are catalogued by volunteers, preserving vital links to the history of Lewis County as far back as the 1800s. More than 1,000 books, 5,000 documents and countless photographs are archived and available for the public to view.

The back of the museum is home to the Lewis County Model Railroad Association, which maintains a HO-scale layout of towns throughout Lewis County. The association opens their gatherings to the public the third Friday of each month.

Come see history come alive at the Lewis County Historical Museum! For more information including admission and hours, visit their website. The museum is located at 599 NW Front St. in Chehalis.


Places to stay nearby

Best Western Plus Park Place Inn

Chehalis, North
Starting at: $98.00

Econo Lodge

Chehalis, North
Starting at: $73.00

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Chehalis, North
Starting at: $116.00

Relax Inn

Chehalis, North
Starting at: $70.00

Places to eat nearby

Denny's (Chehalis)

118 Interstate Ave.,
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-6851

Sweet Inspirations

514 N. Market Blvd.
Chehalis, WA 98531
(360) 748-7102

Fiddlers Coffee (Chehalis)

101 SW Interstate Ave.,
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-7771

The Restaurant

1757 N. National Ave.
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-6686

Barking Mad Coffee Co

711 Main St.,
Chehalis, WA 98531
(360) 304-2275
Monday-Friday 5:30am-5:00pm, Saturday 7:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm

Wendy's (Chehalis)

1509 NW Louisiana Ave.
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-8320

Little Casears Pizza

1201 NW Louisiana Ave.,
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-3309

Somsiri Thai

263 NW Chehalis Ave.,
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 996-4447

Upcoming events in the area

Washington State Parks Fee Free Day - Spring Day

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - All Day

Washington State Parks Fee Free Day - Earth Day

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - All Day

Country Chicks Spring Market

April 27-28, 2018 from 10:00am-4:00pm