Grand Ridge Mining History Hike [Saturday, October 27, 10:00am - 12:30pm]

Explore the landscape of Issaquah's dark and dangerous past. More...

Halloween History Pub Crawl [Thursday, October 29, 6:45pm]

Issaquah's past was haunted by murder, mayhem, and prohibition, and we want to share it with you. More...

Santa Trolley [November 28, 11:00am 3:00pm]

Join jolly ol’ St. Nick for a ride on the Issaquah Valley Trolley! More...


Visit our Gilman Town Hall Museum and our Issaquah Depot Museum, and ride our Issaquah Valley Trolley.


Discover Issaquah's past through our extensive digital collection of photos and documents.


Help preserve and share Issaquah's rich history by making a bit of your own at one of our upcoming events.
Update from our Director

We have one more chance this season to decorate our shoes with the residue of our past! Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of volunteers and Issaquah Paks and Recreation, our last history hike of the season, on October 17th, will treat participants to a story-filled exploration of a Grand Ridge coal mining site that hasn't been accessible for years. It is an opportunity you won't want to miss!

The Issaquah Valley Trolley is closed for the season; however, the popular Santa Trolley will be back for one day on November 28th.

Throughout the year, we reach out to people like you to ask for help in covering the museums' most basic needs. Project grants and corporate support cover the cost of special events, exhibits, and other programming, but it is the ongoing support from community members like you that keep the foundation of the Issaquah History Museums strong. Please help us protect Issaquah’s heritage by ensuring that we have the funds we need to care for it. Join us or renew your membership today!