Washington County Historical Preservation Society was founded
in July 1985 to preserve and protect the history of the area.
In 1986, the city of Chipley leased the Society the historic
ice plant building situated under the old water tower at the
intersection of highway 90 and highway 77. As time went on,
the collection grew with artifacts of Washington County’s history.
Ten years later, on October 15, 1996, the Historical Society
held a Grand Opening at the Museum and began inviting the public
In 2010, the Historical Society was able to secure a new and
improved location for the Museum at the Bill Lee Train Depot
and the old Chipley Chamber of Commerce building, located at
the Farmer's Market in downtown Chipley. This new location provides
the room needed to continue the Museum's growth and allows for
more interpretive displays of collections. The new site also
offers more opportunities for events at the Museum because of
the surrounding lawn and gazebo.
of the displays at the Bill Lee Train Depot include train
station memorabilia, the biography of W. D. Chipley, a turpentine
industrial display, and a military
Farmer's Market Building includes the E. W. Carswell Research Library, genealogy
of local sites by Don Crossley, a natural
history display, a farm
implement display, and a Native
American artifacts display.
685 7th Avenue, Chipley
Open Fridays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
and the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM until noon.
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