Arts and Entertainment

New museum tours at Snoqualmie Falls through Labor Day

A new museum at Snoqualmie Falls opened to the public this summer.

The exhibits are housed in the historic carpenter shop and Snoqualmie Falls depot, and chronicle the Charles H. Baker’s 1898-1899 development of the world’s first underground power station.

The museum is open on a trial basis through Labor Day weekend. A more comprehensive operating schedule is being planned for summer 2015.

Free guided tours of the new museum are offered on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of August and on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. Saturday and Monday tours are at 10 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m., while Sunday tours are at 10 a.m. and noon.

The tours last approximately 90 minutes. They depart from the Snoqualmie Falls park Upper Plaza at the sandwich board kiosk titled “Snoqualmie Falls Historic Area Museum Tours.” Tours accommodate a maximum of 14 people and are recommended for ages 12 years and older. A special train excursion tour option is also offered.

For more information or train tickets, visit or call (425) 888-3030.


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