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118 W. Maple
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: 360-330-7688
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Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
  Borst Home and Historic Park Facilities

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Photo by Jan Lewis

Borst Home
One Room School
Block House (Fort Borst)


HANDS-ON CARRIAGE HOUSE MUSEUM OPENS!

In the spring of 2012, it was decided to improve the Borst Home Site in three important ways.

  1. A new restroom facility was added for the use of the Master Gardeners and Borst tour guides;
  2. The historic items being stored in the old wash house were moved into the recently vacated Carriage House to form the Hands-On Carriage House Museum;
  3. The old wash house (not original to the site) was demolished - vastly improving the view of the home from the school house and demonstration gardens
Volunteers including Properties Plus Contracting, as well as City staff carefully moved the items from the wash house into the Carriage House. A wall had to be removed in order to move the wood kitchen range! Tour groups can now view, up close, household items that would have been used in the time of Joseph and Mary Borst. Don't miss this new exhibit when you tour the home and school house!

TO VIEW OTHER HISTORIC STRUCTURES IN CENTRALIA,
PLEASE SEE SCHEDULE BELOW

The City of Centralia has a number of historic structures in Borst Park these include the Borst Home, One Room School House, and the Block House.  The 2018 open schedule for the Borst Home, Carriage Museum and One Room School is as follows:

Borst Home Open House Schedule 2018

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 4, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018– 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


We have special events planned for every Open House Date! To see the Special Events calendar, please click here.

Special tours are available with three weeks’ notice – please call Sarah at the Parks Office: (360) 330-7662, or check our webpage: www.cityofcentralia.com for additional information.

Group tours are offered by appointment (two weeks notice, please) Monday through Friday. Phone (360) 330-7622.


Borst Home Group Tour Information

Please click here to print a Group Tour Information Form

For a Tour form that you can fill in online before printing, please click here.


Just enter your information into the form, save the completed form (pdf) to your computer, and then attach to an email. Please email completed form to: sscherer@cityofcentralia.com

Group tours are offered by appointment (three weeks notice, please) Monday through Friday. Phone (360) 330-7622. The home is open on scheduled Saturdays as well as July 4, 2012. Please call for current schedule, or check the City's calendar on this website.
 
If you can't join us in person to tour the Historic Borst Home, you can take a 'virtual tour' by accessing the website below. Sares Loveleigh created this tour in 2009, and makes it available through her blog: "Loveleigh Treasures".



 

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