Worth County Historical Society

office (641) 324-1180

Grafton Heritage Depot  << back to WCHS sites <<

This depot was built in 1878 by the Chicago-Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad on the branch line from Mason City, Iowa to Austin, Minnesota and was in use until October 1974.

The Grafton Community Action organization purchased the depot in December 1974.  The next year, the depot was declared a Bicentennial project by the Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Committee.

Grafton Heritage Depot
In June 1976, the depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and now is being used as a railroad museum and local heritage center.
The Depot is open only by appointment.
Location:301 3rd Street, Grafton, Iowa.
Open: 1 to 4 pm on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Summer months
             and durring annual Turkey Day Celebration.

Tours:  Contact Rose Kruger at 641-425-0042 to make arrangements for a guided tour, preferably during the week. School children and Scouts are welcome.