Town History Mercer, Wisconsin

In 1894 the first train arrived in Mercer signaling the beginning of the early settlers, roads, mills, stores, and other businesses.  Mercer was created as a district of the town of Vaughn in 1908 and established as a Town on the 26th of February 1909. The first town meeting was held in April of 1909.

Mercer Train Depot Museum

Enter into an authentic railroad depot and take a step back in time. Here you will find books, artifacts, pictures and vintage clothing of Mercer since it was established in 1894. Mercer became organized as a town in 1908.

The Depot Museum is open weekends only from Memorial Day weekend until the 3rd weekend in June; thereafter it is open daily through Labor Day weekend and after Labor Day only on the weekends again through the end of September.

Hrs: June: Fri & Sat  10am-2pm.  July & August: Mon-Sat  10am – 2pm.  Sept: Fri & Sat  10am – 2pm.

The Museum is located on Railroad Street one block off Hwy 51 downtown Mercer.