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History
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Experience

Welcome to the Northwest Railway Museum where you can experience how The Railway Changed Everything

Snoqualmie Depot Needs a New Roof, Come Aboard!

Thank you for participating in GiveBIG! Watch this spring as our 134-year-old historic train depot receives new shingles and gutters for this 3,000 square foot landmark. Want to help support preserve the depot for another generation?

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Hours & Locations

Snoqualmie Depot & Bookstore

10am-5pm, 7 days a week
No cost to visit the Depot and grounds.
38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Railway History Campus & Train Shed Exhibit Hall

11am-4pm
Wednesday through Monday
Closed Tuesday
$5-$10 admission for Train Shed Exhibit Hall (entry included with train tickets).
9320 Stone Quarry Road, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Riding the Train

Train excursions depart Snoqualmie Depot and North Bend Depot on weekends and include admission to the Train Shed Exhibit Hall. Purchase tickets in advance.

Train Excursions

Saturdays and Sundays (and Memorial Day & Labor Day)

Enjoy a 2-hour round trip excursion from either Snoqualmie Depot or North Bend Depot. Price: $28 per adult (age 13-61), $24 per senior (age 62+), $14 per child (2-12) for Train Rides.

Railway History Campus

Closed Tuesdays

Tour the Museum’s exhibit hall located on Stone Quarry Road at the Railway History Campus. This 25,000 square-foot exhibit building features the museum’s main exhibits and multiple large objects.

Book being read in Train Shed.

Story Time

1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesdays at 11 am

Join us in the Train Shed Exhibit Hall for a free experience for families with railfans of all ages. It includes 1-3 stories read in a casual atmosphere followed by a hands-on activity and time to tour the Train Shed.

Art off the Rails

June 15

While you’re visiting the Museum, celebrate art of all kinds with the local communities of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. Art Off the Rails is a collaborative festival run by Historic Downtown Snoqualmie, Northwest Railway Museum, and North Bend Art & Industry. Participate in a community art project across all three locations! Enjoy food and live music in the downtowns.

Father’s Day Steam Train Celebration

June 15-16

Enjoy a 2-hour round trip excursion from either Snoqualmie Depot or North Bend Depot.

Day Out With Thomas

July 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

‘Pop’ on board a train ride adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour is coming with loads of bubble-themed games and activities!

PSE Hydroelectric & Railway Museums tour

Saturdays and Sundays
Begin your round-trip experience at Puget Sound Energy’s Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum. Then climb aboard historic passenger cars for your 2-hour visit to the Northwest Railway Museum.

History Hikes

August 3 & 24
Join the Northwest Railway Museum for its newest program: History Hikes! Many of the trails in the Snoqualmie Valley are built on old railroad grades. Now you can join Museum staff alongside other community partners for guided tours on short hikes along these trails.

Latest from our Blog

Day trip to Snoqualmie

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Visit Bellevue is the destination marketing organization for greater Bellevue, a local city about 20 miles from the Northwest Railway Museum.  Visit Bellevue has been producing a series of videos…
Snoqualmie Depot circa 1910

Snoqualmie Depot roof and gutters

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The Snoqualmie Depot is due for a new roof and gutters, but it's going to be a lot more involved than updating the roof on your home! Dignitaries await the…
Seasonal decorations adjacent to the Northern Pacific boxcar.

Santa Train 2023

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Santa Train 2023 is now a memory, but what memories! Santa Claus has a parlor in the 1898-built chapel car Messenger of Peace, located inside the Train Shed exhibit hall.…

Our Mission

The mission of the Northwest Railway Museum is to develop and operate an outstanding railway museum where the public can experience the excitement of a working railway and see and understand the role of railways in the development and settlement of Washington State and adjacent areas.

Accessibility

We are equipped with a chair lift to accommodate those who need accessibility assistance getting on and off the train. Please call for information regarding additional accommodations. If more than 4 people in your party need lift accommodations, please contact visitor services at least 24 hours before your visit so that we can ensure appropriate staffing and space are available.

The Northwest Railway Museum gratefully acknowledges financial support received from:

The Northwest Railway Museum is built on the traditional lands of the Snoqualmie Tribe and other Coast Salish Peoples. The Museum’s railway runs through land and features considered sacred to their beliefs, values, and heritage since time immemorial.

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