Shafer Historical Museum

Autumn Hours

The museum buildings will be open Friday-Saturday-Sunday through September.

Please be aware, a new sidewalk is under construction on Castle Avenue. Parking is available on the east side of the street, or on Riverside Ave. if you're willing to walk the path uphill. 

The outdoor exhibits and grounds are open all week during daylight hours on your own. 

For more information on regular hours and details on admission, booking group tours, and parking, click here.

Online Photos & materials

Much of the Museum's collections of photos and documents are available to view online:

View photos, documents and images from the Shafer Museum's archives online. 

Looking for something in particular?  Volunteers can aid your research or answer questions. Get in touch:

With Gratitude to Friends and Donors

The Shafer Museum relies on donations and grants from many supporters to share & preserve Methow Valley history with community members and visitors:

Members and individual donors to the Shafer Museum

GiveMethow donors

The Philadelphia Foundation

Donors through the Seattle Foundation

Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation

Twispworks Foundation for COVID-19 relief funds

MethowValley Fund & the Community Foundation of North Central Washington

Sun Mountain Lodge

Humanities Washington

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