Morton Depot

As a centerpiece of the small community of Morton, the Morton Depot built in 1910 is one of the last remaining two-story depots in Lewis County aside from the Chehalis and Centralia stations.

An extremely significant icon of Washington’s railroad heritage, the depot is the last remaining structure of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad that provided the original route to Mt. Rainier National Park in 1905 via the “National Park Limited” train. As Morton continued to develop and grow along with the transition from railroad to freight truck traffic, the depot operated passenger service until 1930 when it predominately acted as a freight station.

Falling into disrepair until the Cowlitz River Valley Historical Society purchased the building in 1984 for $10 with a dream to restore the property, the building's restoration was completed in recent years. Featured on the History Channel documentary Mega Movers, the station was moved from its current location on Fairhart Way from the original site at the Tubafor Mill in 2005 as final restorations to the building culminated in the move and construction of a new interpretive site next to the restored depot.

The depot is next door to the offices of the Morton Chamber of Commerce and a rest stop for travelers on the White Pass Scenic Byway.

Photo courtesy of the Lewis County Historical Museum.


Places to stay nearby

Gust Backstrom Park

Morton, East
Starting at: $15.00

Seasons Motel

Morton, East
Starting at: $100.00

Stiltner Motel

Morton, East

Places to eat nearby

Cody Cafe

216 Main Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5787

Papa Bear's Restaurant and Lounge

207 W. Main Ave,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6411

Subway (Morton)

2nd St,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6664

Rivers Coffeehouse & Bistro

212 Main Ave.
Morton, WA
(360) 496-3368

Brew Coffee & Expresso Bar

498 2nd st.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-0073

Spiffy Dine-In & Drive-In

104 W. Lake,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5472

Plaza Jalisco (Morton)

200 Westlake Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6660

Bucksnort Pub

198 Main Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5355

Upcoming events in the area

Autumn Music Fest at Roxy Theater

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4:00pm

Washington State Parks Fee Free Day - Veterans Day

Monday, November 11, 2019 - All Day