Group Tours - Take a Trip Back in Time to when the Railroads were King


SCHOOL GROUP PASS $10 (Up to 10, including adults)

Group Tours are available at the museum with advance scheduling recommended. The Northern Pacific Depot Museum offers tours to all ages and interest levels. It is the perfect spot for your group to learn about the integral role the Northern Pacific played in putting Idaho’s Silver Valley and Historic Wallace on the map.

The museum offers spacious grass-covered grounds that make for a perfect picnic area and rest stop for your tour group. Free public Wi-Fi is also available at the museum.

Several attractions, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars are located within 2 blocks of the centrally located Museum grounds.


A Unique Venue for Weddings, and for Wedding Receptions

The Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum sits in the middle of downtown Historic Wallace, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and romantic vistas on every side that create a serene, picturesque setting. Wedding ceremonies may be held in the Women’s Waiting Room within the NP Depot or on the East lawn, both located in the center of Historic Wallace, Idaho.

The romance of the turret is a rail fan’s dream for an intimate and memorable wedding. The NP Depot’s brick façade, giant pine trees, and green lawn outside offer an incredible venue appropriate for weddings and receptions. Both areas create a one-of-a-kind historic backdrop for your special day and may be rented separately or together.

We have created several different wedding plans from which to choose. If you would like to rent the building and/or lawn for your event, please fill out this form. After reserving your request and no later than 14 days from booking, please visit this form to complete your payment and secure your Depot Wedding.

The Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum is ADA accessible on the first floor and available for events year-round. Events may be scheduled anytime Monday through Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., except during major holidays and festivals in downtown Wallace.


A Great Place for a Special Event

The Depot Building and Grounds can be rented for conferences, meet-and-greet receptions, lectures, group meetings, and other group events. Maximum capacity is 45 people inside. Groups can also meet on lawn grounds; however tents are not allowed. Catering is available from many of the restaurants in Historic Wallace or the Depot can also arrange catering for a fee. 

The Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum is ADA accessible and open year-round for events. Events may be scheduled anytime Monday through Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., except during major holidays and festivals in downtown Wallace.


Researching the Past - Discovering the Northern Pacific Railroad's Impact on the Coeur d'Alene Mining District

The Northern Pacific Depot Museum contains thousands of documents, maps and images about the region and we are glad to help people looking for information.

We welcome and encourage researchers to make use of our collections. We have world-class collections of railroad objects from the region. Known as the Coeur d’Alene Mining District, our collection focuses on the Northern Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, and Milwaukee Road companies. This includes extensive photographic, film, and document archives.

The Northern Pacific Depot Museum welcomes researchers to use our collections and associated archives as a resource for teaching, research, publication, and general historical inquiries. We make every effort to accommodate research requests; however, mitigating circumstances (including but not limited to inaccessibility, fragility, and time constraints, etc.) may restrict access to some materials.

All research requests should be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance of the proposed dates for a visit that involves access to the Museum’s collections. Dates and times for research visits are at the Museum’s discretion.


Interested in Wallace? Colonel Wallace has you covered. Learn more by finding John, AKA "Colonel Wallace" or other museum staff.

Learn More About The Routes


The Northern Pacific Depot Museum is the perfect meeting spot and jump off point to explore the trails. The Wallace region abounds with recreational opportunities. Ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes or the Route of the Hiawatha. Hike the Pulaski Trail. Explore Historic Wallace. Visit the ghost town of Burke. Then meet back at the Museum to tell us about your adventures! If you need directions or information, just ask! We’re happy to help.