Shauna Hillman, Director. Open 9-5 daily April 15-October 15. Admission, Adults: $3.50 Families: $8.00. The NP Depot Museum is located in downtown Historic Wallace, at the trailhead for the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. The facility was constructed in 1901 by the NP Railway Company. The Museum has a working Railway Express Agency office with telegraph & telephone equipment. We invite our guests to push buttons to light up the exhibits, ring the bells, and power up the model train set. Then to remember your visit, ring the 4020 engine brass bell in the upstairs turret room.
Recently named one of the finest research and educational institutions in the state by the Idaho Historical Society, Idaho Humanities Council and the Idaho Heritage Trust, the Wallace District Mining Museum offers a series of lively exhibits on area mining, The Mining Wars, the Great Fires of 1910, the sex trade, Dante’s Peak movie exhibits, plus thousands of print and digital archives of historic photos, maps and documents available for researchers. Their gift shop is Wallace’s premier outlet for silver coin and bullion, and offers handcrafted jewelry, books, maps and souvenirs.