The Middleton Visitor Center, 1811 Parmenter Street, is a great place to stop to pick up some maps and brochures, check out the list of trolley stops and ask the tourism folks where the best spot in town for dinner is.
But it’s also a historic train depot, built in 1856. It served as an active passenger station until 1960 and a freight depot until 1975. The building, now on the National Register of Historic Places, is beautifully refurbished and home to the Museum at the Depot.
Free and open to the public, you’ll find a timeline of important events in the city’s history, an elaborate Victorian dollhouse, artifacts from Middleton’s early immigrants and scores of historical photos and documents. There’s even a World War II memorabilia exhibit, focused on Middleton during the wartime years.
Can’t get enough history? Check out the Middleton Historical Museum, just a short walk from the depot.