12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday through Saturday,
Memorial Day through Labor Day, or by appointment
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Ritzville, WA 99169
Frank R. Burroughs Home Musuem
Dr. Burroughs built his home in 1889 and then extensively remodeled it in 1902 when electricity came to Ritzville. The house is designed in an unusual hybrid style. The remodel in 1902 enlarged the basic structure and added walk-in closets, an enlarged kitchen, and the Italian beam in the main parlor.
Throughout the home you will note thirteen of the wooden rockers which were owned by the family and remain today. The bedroom closets contain a large collection of vintage clothing and hats. They have all been donated by community members and represent Ritzville fashion over the years.
The Burroughs' home became the property of the City of Ritzville in 1962 when it was donated by Earl Copp, Mrs. Burroughs' nephew. It was extensively refurbished in 1987-1988 by a group of dedicated volunteers who now maintain the home.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and is part of Ritzville's National Historic District.
View Frank R. Burroughs Museum Brochure (filesize: 32 mb)