Lewis County Historical Museum

Lewis County Historical Museum, Chehalis: Hours, Address, Lewis County Historical Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Lewis County Historical Museum

Lewis County Historical Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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PIHA-Paranormal
Seattle2 contributions
Recently PIHA, Paranormal Investigations of Historic America did a paranormal investigation at this historic location and obtained video and audio evidence that the museum is haunted.

There has been stories told by employees and visitors for years of strange things happening to them or ghost they have personally witnessed, but these were always considered just ghost stories. Then PIHA investigated the museum and discovered that these stories had some credibility to them. Some of the evidence that their team collected supports the many stories that have been told for years. Seattle's KING 5 TV is posting the complete series of videos made by PIHA on their website. To view the Chehalis Museum video, simply go to the KING 5 TV website and enter PIHA into their "Search" box. There you will find this and many other PIHA paranormal investigation videos there.

I would encourage anyone who is visiting the great little town of Chehalis, WA to visit this museum. Besides being officially certified as a haunted location, it also is filled with many displays and exhibits that anyone would find interesting. The volunteer staff there is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly to everyone. Some will even have a ghost story or two to tell, if you ask.

When we were there, we also enjoyed the oriental buffet directly across the street from the museum. For a buffet, it was surprisingly good and reasonably priced. Buffets are not my wife's or my first choice to eat at, but we were hungry and it was convenient so we tried it and enjoyed it. We would eat there again.

Von & Pam
Written April 1, 2010
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Cheri S
Washington153 contributions
Friends
Made a stop here with friends from out of town and were very presently surprised. With a little bit of everything for everyone. It's laid out very well and just a great place to visit if you have any interest in history. With many 'room scenes' set up one really gets a grasp on how things were back in the day. We all very much enjoyed the stop. Books could also be found at the front of the museum for purchase on a number of different subjects from rail road to local Indian tribes and logging history.
Written May 1, 2013
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Wendy S
Olympia, WA163 contributions
All little towns have museums but this one is particularly interesting given the age of the little town.
Written June 25, 2012
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AF_Hiker
Silverdale, WA620 contributions
Solo
Stopped by the museum for about an hour while visiting the area. The museum is not too big, but there are some nice displays here. Many antiques, as well as some American Indian artifacts. There was also a section on Yard Birds, a locally owned department store that closed down years ago. The model railroad was nicely set up, and all I had to do was push a button to make the train do one full loop. Overall, a nice place for a quick visit.
Written November 22, 2017
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Mary H
Renton, WA240 contributions
Couples
We wandered in here and decided to stay because it was only $4 for seniors and it's in an old train depot, which we appreciate because we often travel by train. We spent probably an hour there carefully looking at everything. There is a lot to see but it's not overwhelming and is nicely organized.

I really liked how kid-friendly it seemed with hands-on exhibits, an area with old wooden desks connected together (that I grew up with - LOL) where kids can color, as well as a dress-up area. I would have loved to come here as a kid.

The people who were working in the museum (volunteers most likely) were very nice and helpful, and I thought their gift shop was especially interesting. Great little museum.
Written October 7, 2018
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Michael D
Kelso, WA39 contributions
Excellent local Historical Museum located in a brick train station which was built in the early 20th century. Good gift shop with an excellent collection of appropriate books for sale,
Written July 9, 2018
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geesfarm
Toledo, WA72 contributions
Friends
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 to speak from. It used to be next to the depot in Chehalis, and they could get off the train, and be seen and heard to give their speeches.
Written December 28, 2014
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Osborndairy
11 contributions
Friends
We did enjoy the local history. Seeing what was really gives you an idea of what changes have taken place. Wish there had been more local pictures of Chehalis in the past, more on the hospital in Chehalis too.
Written September 2, 2014
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Mary F
Chehalis36 contributions
Family
Our local museum is a great place for the entire family. It is only a few blocks from our home and we visit it often. It is a must for the grandchildren as they can "dress up" and interact with history. The model train set up is a great attraction for our grandson. The permanent and changing exhibits reflect the history of our area. The staff is very family friendly. There is a great display of local Native American artifacts including a model of a plank house. When I was teaching preschool, my class made annual field trips there. Definitely worth a visit.
Written July 29, 2013
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SteveandSueC
United States65 contributions
Family
Its not huge - you can cover everything in 30 minutes - but its full of neat scenes and things from days gone by. Our grandchildren asked "Was it like this when you were young, Grandpa?"
Written November 10, 2012
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