This exhibition will be on view when the History Museum is able to reopen. We look forward to welcoming you. Check back for dates!
Hop aboard for a journey through the history of train travel in Washington State! Although railroad travel was later eclipsed by the invention of the automobile, for many riders in the late 1800s and early 1900s, train travel was preferred for long distances. This exhibition of printed material and objects from the WSHS collections provides a glimpse of how and why passengers traveled.
Just the Ticket makes a fun family outing and holiday season highlight this year. Come and explore railroad travel history, and while you’re at the museum, don’t miss Washington’s largest permanent model railroad layout, also on the fifth floor, installed and operated by Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers!