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
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

4.5
27 reviews
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LoryGene54
Ocean Shores, WA365 contributions
Fun and Informative Museum
Aug 2019
What a pleasant surprise when the hubby and I decided to wander through this nice little museum. Although we've been to Chehalis many times, we'd never stopped to explore. The museum was full of wonderful displays, lots of antiques to admire, and photos of the area from back in the day. Definitely worth the price of admission ($4.00 for seniors) and such a pleasant, informative trip down memory lane.
Written September 3, 2019
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Dick M
Chehalis, WA55 contributions
A place for history research and enjoyment
Apr 2019
This is the place if you are interested in the history of Lewis County! Historical artifacts are displayed in an interesting format. They depict life in Lewis County both with pictures and items to see and touch. They also have an extensive collection of photos of places in Lewis County.
Written June 6, 2019
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LHB59
Winlock, WA65 contributions
Fun museum!
Jun 2018 • Friends
Nice small town museum with lots of great local history. If you like ghost stories, come take the Oct Ghost Walk!
Written January 8, 2019
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Mary H
Issaquah, WA235 contributions
Great Collections and Very Kid-Friendly!
Oct 2018 • 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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Chef Ed L
Canton, OH1,422 contributions
Step back in time
Aug 2018 • Couples
Lewis county is full of history as is the Lewis County Historical Museum. Great seeing an old railroad station re-purposed.Had not been here for a number of years and it is still the same. They do need to find a way to rotate displays and make it more interesting. They do have a nice railroad display that does allow some interaction. It is fun when a train goes by and the whole place shakes.
Written October 6, 2018
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Gabby G
3 contributions
A fun family museum
Jun 2018 • Family
My grandparents took my sister and me to The Lewis County Historical Museum in Chehalis, WA. It was about an hour long exploration in the museum. It was very fun. There were little setups such as: how your kitchen might have looked. There were a lot of antiques to look at. They had setups so children could play. My favorite one of those setups was the general store with a little area in there with a post office with fake mail to put in some of the boxes. For the general store there was some pretend food items and some old fashioned dress up clothes the children could wear. There's a hobby train setup as well. Sometimes when you're there you may hear the sound of the train. You may feel the vibrations on the ground from the train going by. You may also see the train zooming by in a hurry to get somewhere. I had an amazing time at the Lewis County Historical Museum. I recommend it if you’re looking for a museum around Lewis County.
Written August 29, 2018
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Michael D
Kelso, WA39 contributions
Excellent Local Museum
Mar 2018
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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AF_Hiker
Silverdale, WA620 contributions
Not a bad museum to visit.
Nov 2017 • 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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Gloria S
Englewood, CO334 contributions
Wonderful local museum
Sep 2017 • Couples
Your never sure what you will find when checking out a local museum, but we love history and enjoy finding out about the area we are visiting. This was a wonderful find, so many items on display in the showcases brought back great memories of "the good ole days". Even saw doll furniture that I had in my doll house when I was a kid. If you like model trains this is a MUST see. There are several trains/tracks set up and the details as to the landscaping was very nice. You are able to activate the trains by the push of a button, like having control of your own train set.
Written September 3, 2017
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Vitaly K
Kirkland, WA229 contributions
A window to the past
Dec 2016 • Family
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. We visited in December, so a collection of Christmas houses was on display as well.
Read the vocabulary of lumberjacks' lingo in the display dedicated to local industries. Do you think your HR manager fits the definition of 'inkslinger', or coffee from company kitchen - 'iodine'?
Huge thank you to Lewis Co. Historical Society for maintaining this museum!
Written December 16, 2016
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