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Huntsville Depot Museum, Huntsville

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The Huntsville Depot located on the Norfolk Southern Railway line in downtown Huntsville is the oldest surviving railroad depot in Alabama and one of the oldest in the United States. Completed in 1860, the depot served as eastern division headquarters for the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. It is listed on both the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage and National Register of Historic Places.Huntsville was occupied by Union forces in 1862 during the Civil War as a strategic point on the railroad and the depot was used as a prison for Confederate soldiers. Graffiti left by the soldiers can still be seen on the walls. The Huntsville Depot saw its last regularly scheduled passenger train, Southern Railway's The Tennessean, on March 30, 1968. Today the Depot serves as a museum, part of the Early Works Museum.
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  • You can see steam engines here. Along with that you find information on cotton too. This building used to be a confederate prison, a hospital and grafitti. You can see a model village, ride a train... 
    You can see steam engines here. Along with that you find information on cotton too. This building used to be a confederate prison, a hospital and grafitti. You can see a model village, ride a train...  more »
  • Call before you go so you won't be disappointed. Their hours change and when they are open it doesn't mean the tour is going on. When we arrived at 11am they said well we only give tours 2x/day... 
    Call before you go so you won't be disappointed. Their hours change and when they are open it doesn't mean the tour is going on. When we arrived at 11am they said well we only give tours 2x/day...  more »
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  • Very nice railroad themed park. The museum was closed the day I visited. However, there was a vast area to walk with a variety if train cars on display. I enjoyed seeing the turntable and engine house.
  • The interior was closed on the Saturday we were in town. I don't know if it is from covid, not open on weekends, or what... the outside displays are interesting to look at. I would highly recommend visiting the war memorial next door while there.

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