Discover the
history of
Lewis County

"The Mother
of All Counties"

The Lewis County Historical Society and Museum celebrates the storied history of Lewis County, Washington. Founded on December 21, 1845, Lewis County once stretched at one point from the Cowlitz River to the south and north to Sitka, Alaska. Come celebrate our rural heritage of the hop fields and timber industry to the Chehalis and Cowlitz Native American tribes.


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Model Train

HO Model Train exhibit
depicting railroading
in Lewis County
around the early 1970’s

Highlighting the major communities located in the county and the principle rail line that ran from Chehalis to South Bend and Raymond. Not only does it highlight the main locales and stopping points, but numerous communities and towns along the way such as Littel, Pe Ell, Doty, and many others.

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Ghost Tours

Paranormal enthusiasts who want to celebrate the spookiest month of the year by rubbing elbows with ghosts will have the perfect opportunity at the Lewis County Historical Museum in the October. The museum is sponsoring paranormal tours and a psychic development class focusing on the building's well-documented ghostly activity.

Get your tickets here!