PLACES: Whitefish Museum

By Beacon Staff

Operated by the Stumptown Historical Society, the Whitefish Museum is located in the train depot on Depot Street in Whitefish. Inside the historic structure, built by the Great Northern Railway in 1927, are numerous historic artifacts and displays that depict the town’s and the railroad’s early history. Pictures of what Whitefish looked like more than a century ago and an old railroad telegraph system are displayed as well.

The historical society was founded in 1982 and its members staff the museum and are available to answer questions about displays during regular hours. The museum is also a great spot to pick up a walking tour map and explore many of the historic places in downtown Whitefish, including an old Great Northern locomotive. Located next to the depot, the engine has been restored by the museum to its 1950s appearance.

The museum is currently operating under its winter hours and is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information visit stumptownhistoricalsociety.org or call (406) 862-0067.

How to get there: The Whitefish Museum is located at 500 Depot St. inside the historic Great Northern Railway depot, at the end of Central and Spokane avenues.

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