Hemet Train Depot

The historic Hemet Train Depot, which houses the Hemet Museum is an important historic structure in the San Jacinto Valley. This was the third Hemet train station.  Its passenger section was completed in 1914. The adjoining “freight room,” housing the Hemet Museum, was constructed in 1898 and then moved to its present location.  The Hemet Train Depot is one of the oldest structures in the downtown area.

Hemet Train Depot and Museum

The Santa Fe Railroad considered demolishing the facility, but agreed in 1987 to sell the Hemet Train Depot to an organization named Save Our Station, made up of private individuals, City and County government officials, and community groups and businesses.  Save Our Station spent 10 years restoring the facility.

Historic Hemet Train Depot is also home to the Hemet Museum

The restoration of the depot was completed in 1998. The Hemet Train Depot has been the home of the Hemet Museum home since 1998.  Operated entirely by volunteers, the museum focuses on local history and features photographs and artifacts of old Hemet and the Ramona Pageant, as well as Native American artifacts and agricultural displays.

Historic Hemet Train Depot

For more information regarding the historic Hemet Train Depot and the Hemet Museum please visit http://www.hemetheritage.org/museum.htm.

 

For more information:
San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce (951) 654-1645
Hemet/San Jacinto (951) 658-3211
Email: info@visitsanjacintovalley.com