East Ely Railroad Depot Museum PDF Print

1100 Avenue A
Ely, Nevada 89301
Phone (775) 289-1663
Fax (775) 289-1664
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Open Sunday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission fees: Adults - $2.00, Museum members and children under 18 are free.
Due to major budget reductions by the Nevada State Legislature, the Board of Museums and History increased admission fees effective March 2010 to help support our museums.



  • What is the Museum?
    In the 1990 the Depot Building and the Freight Barn were given to the State of Nevada for the establishment of a museum in eastern Nevada. As the newest of six state museums, the East Ely Railroad Depot Museum shares the mission of other institutions. Staff are dedicated to the collection, preservation, study, and interpretation of the vast and rich heritage of the State of Nevada.

    The East Ely Railroad Depot Museum focuses on the historical industrial development of Nevada as evidenced by the massive copper production in the area which began in 1900. Located in the historic Nevada Northern Railroad Depot building, the museum interprets mining and transportation heritage.

  • Where is the Museum Located?
    The museum is an easily located landmark in Ely Nevada. Continue east on the junction Highway 50 and Highway 93 to the stoplight. Turn North and drive to the end of the road. The museum is located in the Historic Depot building at the end of the road.

  • How can Museum staff help me?
    The museum is a quality experience for anyone in the Ely area. In addition, researchers find the museum's document collection a great help. The vast collection contains thousands of documents that represent the history of the Nevada Northern Railroad. These documents range from payroll ledgers to original right of way maps.

  • When can I visit?
    The museum is open Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • How Can I become a Member?
    Museum Membership Form 

  • What else is in the area?
    The Museum sits on a complex of 24 historic buildings. Tours of the complex are available. Train rides on vintage steam equipment are also available between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Great Basin National Park is only an hour from the museum. Ghost towns, state parks, and other attractions are within short distances of the museum. Information on these and other recreational activities can be obtained from the museum.