Museum Hours

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday through Saturday,
Memorial Day through Labor Day, or by appointment

Museum Volunteers

Box 524
Ritzville, WA 99169


Welcome to Ritzville, WA

Situated in a prime location at the convergence of I-90 and US-395 in the heart of Eastern Washington's wheat country, Ritzville was once the largest wheat shipping point in the world. Settled in the 1880s, today it remains a community with a rich pioneer heritage.

Take a step back in time. Spend the day and discover Ritzville's past with a walking tour of our downtown National Historic District. When you're done, visit our museums and grab a bite to eat.

Ritzville's Railroad Depot Museum is home to a collection of turn of the century memorabilia. Train lovers, young and old, will enjoy our newly restored Northern Pacific caboose No. 10425 as well as the fully functional telegraphy equipment complete with telegrapher.

The Dr. Frank R. Burroughs home was built in 1889 and extensively remodeled in 1902 when electricity came to Ritzville. A collection of vintage clothes and original furnishings await your visit.

Ritzville's Heavy Metal Tour is a collection of metal sculptures which are a glimpse of Ritzville's history as seen by the local artisans who created them.

Don't forgot to visit our golf course and water park!