DeWitt Museum

DeWitt Museum, Prairie City: Address, Phone Number, DeWitt Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

DeWitt Museum
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS772 contributions
Don't bother
Aug 2021
I had called this museum several times before I came to see if it was open. Nobody ever answered my call. Since it was on the way that I was travelling I stopped by. The small museum building was locked up & a faded sign on the door gave a number at city hall to call if you wanted to go inside. There was also a $3 a person admission sign outside. I looked around the outside of the building & saw a few old items that were interesting, but I didn't have time for someone to come & open up the museum so I left. Bottom line: Don't make a special trip to come here!
Written August 28, 2021
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Kathy A
Gooding, ID234 contributions
DeWitt Museum, Prairie City Depot
Jul 2019
We stayed extra days because the RV park was so peaceful. Prairie City is a quaint and interesting town, the locals are so nice. There were plenty of places to eat, antique shops, coffee shops, wine bar and so much more. It really is a beautiful little town. The Depot RV park was very nice with showers and bathrooms however the RV sites had full hookups. The price was reasonable and the grounds are kept green with the river running through the park. The museum fee is $3 per person.
Written August 6, 2019
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KandFRedmond
Redmond, OR50 contributions
Don't Miss this Museum
Aug 2018 • Couples
The museum is a few blocks off the main highway. Ask to watch the video about the railroad. We found the museum informative. The volunteer went out of his way to explain the local history.
Written September 3, 2018
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momof3fromcg@gmail.com
Cottage Grove, OR5 contributions
9/2/18
Sep 2018 • Couples
Amazing little museum with a great collection of items. The staff was very knowledgeable and even stayed open a couple extra minutes for us!
Written September 2, 2018
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Frank P
Eugene, OR1,173 contributions
Must Stop
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a very interesting place to visit. Many items are on display about the history of this area and how people lived and worked. Very pleasant setting and even a RV park on property with nice bathrooms and showers.
Written August 17, 2018
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cabalero54
Gresham, OR35 contributions
Good place to visit
Jun 2018 • Couples
Very well organized both outside and inside.many good items saved from the original families of the valley. Railroad items and photos were great.easy to view displays. That have lighting
Written June 28, 2018
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Kim W
Eugene, OR66 contributions
Have a few hours to spare
Oct 2017 • Couples
Truly an amazing railroad museum. So much history and such incredible antiques on exhibit. We loved the place and would stop again if in the area.
Written December 18, 2017
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schoong324
Boring, OR177 contributions
Incredible amount of history here
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is a tiny town but an impressive museum! There has to be over a thousand individual artifacts and antiques to peruse. You simply can't see this place in an hour, there's just too much. Upstairs are the living areas: kitchen, bedrooms, dining, parlor, etc. Just in the kitchen alone you could spend half an hour checking all the gadgets. Very friendly welcoming staff. If we're in the area again, we'll need another morning at least to see what we missed. This museum is a like going back in a time machine.
Written August 24, 2017
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twobuttes
Salem, OR335 contributions
Great Local History
May 2016 • Couples
The folks at the Dewitt Museum are very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. The small town atmosphere and the relaxed tour of the museum are offered for free and is well worth making a donation to help preserve this historical building and the collections of the Dewitt Family. My wife was very graciously offered help with a genealogy project involving an ancestor who was an early pioneer in this area. The exhibits are really interesting and eclectic.
Written June 16, 2016
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Jodi B
33 contributions
Impressive!
Sep 2015 • Family
We really enjoyed visiting the DeWitt Museum. The host was so friendly and welcoming, with lots of history and stories to share, turned on a movie for the kids, and explained the different parts of the museum. This was one of my favorite history museums in the area for it's authenticity. It is not a "nice" museum, but it reflects the life of the railroad workers, travelers, and locals. It is not "roped off," so you can get up close and personal with everything unlike a lot of museums. We will definitely be back.
Written April 12, 2016
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