White Pass Country Historical Museum

Welcome to our website. We look forward to seeing you at the museum! We have several large rooms of artifacts and documents from our historically fascinating and important area.

For more information on lodging and other businesses and services in the Packwood area, please visit the Packwood Visitor Center Business & Services web page.

PAckwood Flea Market
May 26th to 29th

In 1972, on the third weekend of August, Sherman Combs started a swap meet on the grounds of his gift shop (at what is now the Packwood Timberland Regional Library). The summer of 1977 Sherman had decided that he would no longer sponsor a swap meet in Packwood and offered it to Dave Bliss. In 1978 Dave Bliss decided to promote the event as a Flea Mart. He moved it to Labor Day weekend and rented the community hall. After the Packwood Senior Center was built, Dave offered it to the seniors as a source of fund raising.

As the event grew other property owners started renting space to vendors. With the popularity of the Labor Day Weekend event it was only a matter of time until Memorial Day weekend became another Flea Mart weekend.

White Pass Country Historical Museum
White Pass Country Historical Museum

Summer hours, starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day weekend, are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM.
(360) 494-4422

Winter hours start the Saturday following Labor Day and are Saturdays from Noon to 4 PM.

If you are in the area and cannot make it on the days that we are open, please call the following phone numbers to arrange for a special tour.
Dave or Martha (360) 494-4031
or Janice 360-494-4007.

Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children over twelve years of age.

1930 Ford Model AA
1930 Ford Model AA