Gilman Town Hall Museum


Visit Gilman Town Hall

165 SE Andrews St.
Issaquah, WA 98027

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 11am - 3pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year’s Day

$2 for adults, $1 for children, $5 per family of 3+
$10 family pass gives all-day access to both museums
Friends of the Issaquah History Museums visit for free


In This Valley: The Story of Our Town

This exhibit tells the story of Issaquah's past through hundreds of photographs and artifacts and a variety of interactive elements. Come see one of Issaquah's original water pipes, a rare Native American fur trade knife, and graffiti hidden for 75 years inside the walls of the fish hatchery. Set off an imaginary charge with an authentic dynamite blaster, ring a logging camp bell, listen to the music of the Squak Valley Hot Shots -- and much more!


Also at the Gilman Town Hall...

The kitchen contains a wealth of small objects that remind us of the dawn-to-dusk work of the pioneer homemaker. These include an old wash tub and scrub board, kitchen stove, and water pump. A children's touch table gives visitors the opportunity to pick up an old sad iron, handle a butter bowl and paddle, try on hob-nailed boots, or examine an old-fashioned curling iron.

Still not sure you can make time to visit the Gilman Town Hall? Then ask yourself this: "Where else can I see a jar of green beans canned in 1922?"

From the museum's back door you can go directly to jail - the old two-cell town jail, which was constructed in 1914 of solid eight inch concrete walls and still has the original iron bars in the windows. The forged iron lock bar weighs at least 80 pounds, and effectively cut the escape count to zero.


Photos on this site copyright Issaquah Historical Society, unless otherwise noted. USE PHOTOS ONLY BY PERMISSION.