Telephone Museum

221 E. First Street

Cle Elum, WA 98922

Open Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend – 12 to 4

(Special tours can be arranged by calling 509-649-2880)

The oldest complete telephone museum west of the Mississippi with displays covering the history of telephone technology from 1876 to 1970. This was the location of the last operator-assisted, switchboard phone company in the Pacific Northwest Bell system spanning Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. PNW Bell closed this outpost of operator-assisted service in September 1966, and donated the building to the Northern Kittitas County Historical Society to be used as a museum. The museum also features a collection of coal mining artifacts.


Eastbound I-90: Cle Elum Exit 84, turns into First St., three blocks after the second stoplight (First and Oakes Ave.) museum is on the left, corner of First St. and Wright Ave.
Westbound I-90: Cle Elum Exit 84, turn right onto S. Oakes Ave, at stoplight turn right on to First St, museum is three blocks ahead on the left, corner of First St. and Wright Ave.

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