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Tour the historic Boise Depot on Thursday

The City of Boise invites the public to take part in a tour of the historic Boise Train Depot and enjoy free live entertainment and guided tours from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

Live music is provided by The Silver Brass, a local group that plays a variety of music including Broadway show tunes, marches, 20th century popular tunes, ragtime, spirituals and classical selections. Music will be intermittent throughout the evening starting at 5:30 p.m.

One-hour guided tours with local railroad historian Eriks Garsvo will begin at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Garsvo 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. Parts of the tour take place outside.

Reserve your spot online.

Food will be available for purchase from Pie Hole, a locally owned pizzeria.

The Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace , is a former Union Pacific passenger train station. Operated by Boise Parks & Recreation, the iconic building is open from free public drop-in use from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays.

For more information, call 608-7600.

Can’t make it Thursday? Tours will also be available on Aug. 13.

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