Home Of The Vikings!

110 Oak Street E., P.O. Box 567

Frederic, WI 54837

Office 715-327-4294

Fax 715-327-4455



The depot/museum is located in the village of Frederic, Wisconsin. The village is located on Wisconsin State Highway 35 about 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and 80 miles south of Superior, Wisconsin. As a crow flies it is about 30 miles east of the Wisconsin/Minnesota border in the Indianhead region of Wisconsin.

The Past is Prelude


P.O. Box 1/210 West Oak Street • Frederic, Wisconsin 54837 • 715-327-4892 • 715-327-4158

MISSION (in part): To give recognition to those who have developed this area and remind current and future generations that everyone and everything leaves permanent "FOOTPRINTS IN TIME."

Wisconsin Historical Society

Polk County Historical Society

The Gandy Dancer Trail

Polk County Museum

Polk County Information Center

Grantsburg Historical Society


The depot/museum is open on weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The season begins Memorial Day weekend and continues through leaf season in October. Tour guides are on duty. If you would like a special tour, call 715-327-4892 or 715-327-4158 for arrangements.

We continue to seek railroad memorabilia and items as well as well as items and photos, newspapers and newspaper clippings from Frederic's past.

Casey Jones' last public appearance in November 2001 at the Frederic Depot/Museum.

The Soo Line Depot building was erected in 1901 and served the village and surrounding area until 1982. The depot was renovated in the early 1990s and was converted into a museum. In 2003 the depot was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

Soo Line locomotive 2719 from a bygone era.

The depot/museum is open to the public weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through leaf season in October. At other dates and times the museum may be visited by appointment. Please call 715-327-4892 or 715-327-4158 to set up an appointment. Donations are appreciated to help with operation.

To The Future