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Roundhouse Depot, Huntsville

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#11 of 11 in Museums in Huntsville
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • Had a work event here & really enjoyed the space! It's so unique and I can see why so many people throw their events here. Would make such an excellent spot for wedding receptions. I can see it being....  more »
  • I have been several times. Once just to visit the site and twice for community events. It is a great place to hold a special event and it contains artifacts from the past that transport you back in...  more »
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  • Really cool venue. The acoustics are a little weird.
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