Old Molson Museum Ghost Town

Old Molson Museum Ghost Town

Old Molson Museum Ghost Town
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Leza H
London, UK665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Wonderful stop off as we were driving around the area with a friend. Free entry and absolutely no-one else here. Authentic pioneer town, preserved like an outdoor museum. Several buildings which you can wander in to, lots of fascinating farming machinery and old black and white photographs. Great history about the town and very atmospheric. The pioneer cabins were great set up to show daily life. We spent about an hour here as I was taking a lot of photographs. Loved it.
Written August 12, 2020
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Amanda S
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Solo
What a hidden gem! The local historical society came together and preserved this old town and its buildings. Although some displays are weathered with age, you can see it was all hand done and with lots of pride for the history. Many current residents and descendents of the towns people have donated artifacts, pictures, and stories. So much history in one tiny spot. Loved it!!!!!
Written September 22, 2021
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Nita D
Auburn, United States394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
Molson (or "Old Molson") is a wonderful walk through the history of North Central Washington State. Situated in the Okanogan Highlands, Molson is located about 10 miles up the grade to the East of the town of Oroville, then another 5 miles onto Molson Road. I recommend driving the loop that continues around onto Nine Mile Road, placing you within a few feet of the fence that separates the United States from the country of Canada. (NOTE: My kids like to stop and lean over the fence after the "Sidley" sign so they can say they are in two countries at the same time. just don't cross the fence or the border patrol might be arriving to remind you it is not a legal way to cross into Canada!). The town of OLD MOLSON is called a "ghost" town and is a collection of original old buildings, mining and ranch equipment, relics, and materials from the early days of the 1900s. All the buildings are unlocked and open for viewing and browsing by whomever is visiting at your own self-directed pace from April to November (as long as the weather permits access). These are located on the East side of the road and has a very interesting history. A little further down the road on the West side is the Molson Musuem inside the old brick schoolhouse. The 3-story Schoolhouse Museum is filled with intersting items that show the hisotry of the area and is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10a - 5p, 7 days a week with volunteer historical society staff members who are very friendly and knowledgeable. It is well worth the quiet drive through the peaceful Highlands country. There is good fishing at nearby Sidley Lake as well. Plan to spend a couple of hours browsing through the Museums.
Written January 9, 2017
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Bruceeb
Osoyoos, Canada39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place blew my mind. Many of the old buildings are open; a bank, homestead dwellings, barn etc. A pioneer experience at its original best. Very interesting and educational. The way it was, right in front of you. Pick a sunny day and spend all of it at this exceptional site. A picnic would be in order.
Written April 10, 2013
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Kathleen L
Seattle, WA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Loved the buildings that are still standing - amazing. This is a do-it-yourself museum, but take your time. It may be small, but it is so very authentic!
Written September 17, 2014
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gr8advisor
CARNATION11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Friends
I love this place. There are no restaurants or stores here. This is a ghost town and a museum. My team did a historical research on this place and were invited by the Okanogan Historical Society. I suggest that you either stop by Oroville a nearby town with great restaurants or better yet stop by the nicest grocery store there, Fill the picnic basket with goodies and take it up to Molson and enjoy it by one of the lakes there. The People there are wonderful and the place gives you a special feeling of history. Take a look at this: http://youtu.be/BfkT09N24JM
Written August 21, 2013
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percsSurreyBC
Surrey, Canada125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
possibly one of the most "laid back" museums I have ever visited
The Farm equipment, home stead, bank etc are really something from a bye gone era. Anywhere else in the world most of the artifacts would have been "lifted" as there is no security and you are free to wander.
The school is superb with one of the best collections of tools I have ever seen. The staff are all volunteers and the carrot cake and smartie cookies are to die for.
The staff in the school just love their "work" an make history come alive.
No admission fee, just a donation if you wish.
We saw it on a miserable rainy day and it added a different dimension I am sure to what you would see on a sunny day . Also travelling from Osoyoos, the price of gas is an added bonus!
Written July 9, 2012
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Pearlpounder
Okanagan Valley, Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is a great way to spend a few hours if you like history. Buildings are time period correct and you can go through quite a few of them. The school museum is a time capsule. The amount of historical information that is displayed and has been written gives you a wonderful feel for the early 1900's.
Written July 22, 2019
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Elise S
Edmonds, WA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
My parents live in Molson, so every time I visit them I have to go over to the outdoor museum! When my kids were growing up, we would go visit every year! Great for teaching kids about the gold mining history of the area and how things were built up in a hurry and went kaput just at as fast!
Written February 12, 2014
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RonInKelowna
Kelowna, Canada414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Awesome little ghost town. Love the museum and the old buildings you can walk around and access most of them.

Spend some time wandering the museum, lots to see.

You can take an old railroad line back to Oroville. Ask directions at the museum.
The old railroad line was in great condition both times we've been on it.
Written September 4, 2018
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