Oakesdale Museum Sign

Mc Coy Valley Museum

Maintained by The Oakesdale Historical Society

Hours: Thursday and Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm May through September.

Other times by request. We cater to tour groups with advance booking year round. Lunches are also available for tours with advanced booking.

Mary Fox (509) 285-4741
Jim Fanning (509) 285-4200
Delbert Gregory(509) 285-4691
Bev Kilpatrick (509) 285-44239


The Mc Coy Valley Museum represents the dedicated effort of concerned citizens to preserve and interpret our rich agricultural history. The museum is located in Oakesdale, Washington, in the heart of the Palouse region. Once the junction of three major railroads; The Great Northern, The Northern Pacific, and the Union Pacific, Oakesdale is now a picturesque farming community surrounded by rolling wheat fields.


The museum was founded by the Oakesdale Historical Society in 1988 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the town. The museum is a community project, and all the contents were donated or loaned by the local people.

Featured in the museum are many antiques and artifacts from the early years of the railroad, businesses , and the people that started it all. There is a library with books, journals, and pictorials depicting the history of the town and Steptoe Butte State Park.