Let the Northern Pacific Railroad Museum transport you back in time...
Let us take you back to when railroads were king of transportation. As you enter the museum, you step into the re-creation of an early working railroad station.
Exhibits tell of the rich history of railroading in the Coeur d'Alene Mining District and the depot itself. Railroads have been at work in the Coeur d'Alene silver mining region since 1887. The last train to service the area was July 15th, 1992.
Bring a group to visit us or just stop in to see this great museum that preserves our rich railroad history.
Phone:(208) 752-0111 or 208.651.3426 (my personal mobile)
Special arrangements always available
*Depot Day & Classic Car Show (see page)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
*Under the Freeway Flea Market (see page)
September 5, 6 & 7, 2015 (Labor Day Weekend)
The Northern Pacific Depot was constructed in 1901 with unique bricks from the Olympian Hotel, the original terminus of the transcontinental NPRR in Tacoma. The bricks were made by Gladding McBean Bricks of Lincoln, California and concrete panels made from mine tailings. In 1986, due to the construction of I-90, the building was moved approximately 200 feet across the Coeur d'Alene River to its current location. The moving of the Depot is celebrated every year in May, the day before Mother's Day, with the Depot Day Classic Automobile Show.
The Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum is open seasonally from April through October.
The château style depot, which houses the museum and gift shop, has been a focal point of the grand architecture and historical heritage of Wallace. In 1976, while still in business as a railroad station, the depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.