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Just the Ticket

Train Travel in Washington State
  • Dates:
    Apr 2 - Aug 22 2021
  • Ages:
    All ages
  • Where:
    Fifth floor
  • Tickets:

    Purchase tickets at the museum’s admissions desk or online.

  • Accessibility:

    Accessible. Elevator, wheelchairs available.

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.

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!

This WSHS exhibition is generously supported by Humanities Washington and The Norcliffe Foundation.