Its majestic colonnade and ornate architectural detail greeted travelers until 1979, when AMTRAK suspended passenger service to southern Montana. Burlington Northern, successor to the NP, briefly used it for offices until donating it to the City of Livingston in 1985.
Two years and $800,000 later, the restored depot opened as a museum operated by the Livingston Depot Foundation, a non-profit membership- based organization dedicated to preserving this monument to the Livingston area's past.
The Depot Center Museum operates from May to October, providing historic exhibits and cultural programs for the benefit of Park County residents and visitors from around the world. In the winter months, the Depot serves as a community cultural center, hosting such diverse events as concerts, banquets, holiday programs, and wedding receptions.