Olde Town Mine History Hike [Sat, March 28, 10:30am – 12:30am]

Take a walk through Issaquah's rousing mining past. More...

Join our team!

We are looking for energetic volunteers to help with the Museums’ preservation and public education work. More...

Rails and Tales at the Depot

Glimpse the railroading heyday as depicted by a special model train display. [March 13-15, 11:00am – 3:00pm] 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

Have you ever wanted to lead a history hike? Guide a children’s tour? Hold an audience spellbound with your recounting of Issaquah’s past? Here’s your chance! We are looking for volunteers like YOU who want to introduce people to Issaquah’s past. Interested? The first training is coming up!

The first training, on Feb 21, will start at 10 AM and last until 2:30 PM. It will cover an overview of Issaquah’s past and the nuts and bolts of interpretive speaking. Subsequent training sessions will focus on kids’ tours, speaker’s presentations, and historic walks. Lunch will be provided.

We have assembled a diverse array of events for the coming year. First, catch a glimpse of the railroading heyday at our Rails and Tales event March 13-15, where you can watch model trains run through an imaginative landscape. Then, join us on March 28th for a walk through history on our Olde Town Mine History Hike, which will start off at the historic Issaquah Train Depot Museum's freight room.

Every 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!