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The Fort Payne Depot Museum (formerly the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Passenger Depot) is a historic building in Fort Payne, Alabama. The depot was built by the Alabama Great Southern Railroad in 1891, at the height of Fort Payne's mining-driven boom. Passenger service ended in 1970, but the depot continued to service freight until 1983. It was converted into a museum in 1986, which includes exhibits with 19th century and Native American artifacts, a collection of dioramas of fantasy scenes and historical events, and a former Norfolk Southern caboose. The depot was designed in Richardsonian Romanesque style by architect Charles C. Taylor. It is clad in grey sandstone with pink granite trim. The hipped roof has several gables protruding from it, as well as a circular tower on one corner. The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.Fort Payne Depot Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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Great Way to spend an hour or more when in Fort Payne. Inside and outside you find things to look at and read about. We enjoyed this very much.
Great Way to spend an hour or more when in Fort Payne. Inside and outside you find things to look at and read about. We enjoyed this very much. more »
Great place to stop for a visit! Not very large, takes and hour or so, depends on how much you read. Very informative about the area. Hostess-super sweet & helpful!
Great place to stop for a visit! Not very large, takes and hour or so, depends on how much you read. Very informative about the area. Hostess-super sweet & helpful! more »
Nice Quant Museum...I love trains so I was pleased with my visit.and being on a budget I very much enjoyed the opportunity to see all the relics.
A good space for getting a sense of the towns history. There are three rooms containing artifacts and photographs from the town, it's people, and their contributions. The lady working there when we visited was very nice and helpful and answered all our questions reliably. Plus the building itself is quite beautiful and worth the stop to see even if you don't go inside.
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