It is awesome that this is free, something you and family or friends may want to check out. Free tours of the Boise Depot!

Now the depot is open to the public on the regular but these tours are special and much more insightful. According to the Facebook event page on September 2nd ( Sunday) there are two different times, noon and 1:30. Here is what the event says:

Space is limited for the popular tours, so register today.

This guided tour will highlight the history of the iconic Boise Depot and take guests through the progression of local rail service, from the railroad’s arrival in Boise and construction of the Depot to its years of operation and renovation. See the building inside and out, and learn how restoration efforts in the 1990s preserved the building for future generations. The tour finishes with an up close look at the bells in the 96-foot tower.

Operated by Boise Parks and Recreation, the Boise Depot is located at 2603 W. Eastover Terrace overlooking the Capital City. The Depot is open for free public drop-in from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Mondays. The remainder of the week, the building is available as a rental for weddings, corporate events and meetings.