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Issaquah Depot Rental

Mix fun and history into your next event or party!  Home to fascinating exhibits, interactives, and hands-on activities, the Depot is the perfect venue for your next event.

The Depot’s freight room is available for rental, and will provide an historic setting for your next special event, party or birthday party. Are you looking for a unique location for your child's next birthday party? The Museum is a fun and safe location for a party of any size. Located on the south end of the building, this room boasts the original wood flooring. If you look carefully at the walls, you can also see the lumber stamp “Geo. W. Tibbetts & Co. Squak Valley.” The room also features a mural depicting the town’s early history. Outside, a vintage caboose and other railroad cars are on display. For an additional fee, we can arrange a guided tour of the facility for you and your guests.

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Facility Information

Our rental space, the Freight Room, is well lit with good acoustics and can accommodate up 60 people in theatre-style seating, or up to 48 people at tables, with space left over for a buffet table, etc. A small kitchenette equipped with sink, mini-refrigerator and microwave are also provided for your use. The facility can accommodate catered functions.  We also have a large screen and projector for displaying pictures, videos, or presentations.

You are encouraged to view the facilities before making a reservation; the Depot is open to the public  Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 3pm.  Or call or email us to find a time that works for you.

The Depot is located at 78 First Avenue NW. The Depot is within walking distance of a variety of local restaurants, shops, library, community center, and the Historical Society’s second facility, the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Both a convenient parking lot and on-street parking are nearby.

Family, Community, and Company Events

Birthday and holiday parties, cultural events, wedding bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, milestone celebrations, reunions, performances, company meetings and conferences are just some of the uses of the Freight Room.


  • The weekday rate is $75/hour, Mondays through Thursdays, and $100/hour on Fridays and weekends.

  • Small nonprofits may qualify for the lower rates of $35/hour and $50/hour, respectively.

  • There is a 3 hour minimum that includes the renter's set up and clean up time.

  • An additional security deposit of $300 is required at the time of payment.  This deposit is fully refundable if the space is left as you found it and no damage has occurred.

  • Rates are subject to change.

Making a Reservation

Complete the Reservation Inquiry form to the right and we will contact you to follow up.

If you have and questions and would like to speak with someone before making a reservation inquire, contact us by email at

Reservation Inquiry
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Thank you for your interest in renting the historic Train Depot. We will follow up with you as soon as we are able.

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