In March of 2020, the Issaquah History Museums closed their doors due to the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic to visitors, volunteers, and staff. Now that Washington State is beginning to slowly reopen, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Gilman Town Hall and Issaquah Depot Museum. You can purchased a timed entry ticket for your household group through Eventbrite for Fridays and Saturdays in July and August; additional dates and times will be added after this pilot program. Here’s how we plan to keep visitors safe:
- Visitors should be from the same household group (Phase 2) or friend group (Phase 3). The museums are too small for groups to be able to social distance from each other.
- Visitors and museum staff will be required to wear masks while visiting the museums and jail, per King County requirements. Museum staff will practice social distancing from visitors.
- Frequently touched areas (door knobs, surfaces, etc.) will be disinfected between visitors.
- Public restrooms are not available at the museums at this time; please plan accordingly.
- Hands-on exhibits may not be available at this time, because the cleaning and disinfecting of artifacts may not always be possible.
- The Issaquah Valley Trolley will not be running this summer, due to the challenges of social distancing on the trolley.