Old Molson Museum Ghost Town

Old Molson Museum Ghost Town, Oroville: Address, Phone Number, Old Molson Museum Ghost Town Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Molson Museum Ghost Town

Old Molson Museum Ghost Town
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John C
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Couples
This is a small-town museum that is proud of their local history. The early 1900s school building housed 1st through 12th grade students until is closed at the end of the 1968 1969 school year.

Especially interesting is a first / second grade classroom left as it was the day the school closed. This time capsule serves as a reminder of what was involved in teaching and attending elementary school in that era.

Along with school artifacts are a plethora of other items important to community members ranging from horse-drawn wagons to medals win in various competitions.

This is one of those "off the beaten path" museums worth a side trip when visiting north central Washington state!
Written June 27, 2022
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Richard K
Brewster, WA4 contributions
We were on a roadtrip on our motorcycles with friends and had made this a destination, we were so glad we did this is a wonderful walk through history!
No guided tour just wonder around looking at the way life was back during the building of this country. Would recommend this place to anyone interisted in history .It would be a great place to bring children for a lesson in history!
Written June 10, 2020
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GoAlong2
Seattle, WA817 contributions
Family
About a half hour from Oroville, this little town (population 35) hosts a number of abandoned buildings that have been preserved and converted into a museum describing the history and way of life from the early 1900’s. Because of COVID-19, the museum in the old brick school was closed, but we were able to walk around the old town and explore the buildings and displays there. They have a broad collection of artifacts, equipment, and furnishings and descriptions of events of significance for the town. It is well worth the drive through the hills and farmland to visit this museum and ghost town.
Written August 29, 2020
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Leza H
London, UK644 contributions
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
1 contribution
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 States420 contributions
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, Canada43 contributions
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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gr8advisor
CARNATION12 contributions
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, Canada131 contributions
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, Canada35 contributions
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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