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Huntsville Depot Museum

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Address: 320 Church St, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone Number: 256-564-8100
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: During the Civil War, this depot was a prison for captured Confederates...
During the Civil War, this depot was a prison for captured Confederates and a hospital for the wounded.
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Very information & entertaining

The period-dressed guide really knew his stuff & our visit would have been a 5 had it not been for the couple in our little tour group who allowed 2 children to talk over the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
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Birmingham, AL
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rockford, ohio
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We wanted to tour this depot museum, but it seem their hours for business are very limited. We were able to check on an old engine that there and it had a pre-recorded audio bit with sound effects. There were a couple cars, but we could not see much when we tried to look in them. A disappointing visit, since... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This museum is self-guided and although a number of structures exist in the park, the once busy train depot is now silently awaiting visitors. The silence causes me to say the museum has a quite creepie feeling to it.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had a party there (I was a guest) and found the environment and the quaint atmosphere most enjoyable. Would definately go back.

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LaGrange, GA
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There are several exhibits including the depot, but having an (almost) functioning turntable was the highlight (there are so few to be seen these days) and you can circumnavigate this one to your heart's content. The Depot itself is about right for its vintage. The roundhouse has been turned into a reception center, but still is impressive.

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Carbondale, Colorado
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Someone posted on this sight about how this was free to see. I called and it is not free. They charge $5 for children 1-3, $10 for children 4-17 and I believe it was $15 for adults. That is crazy expensive! We ended up not going because we could not afford it. I am sure it is a lovely place... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The people who were caretakers gave us a great presentation. We learned how very important the town was because of its location on the rail line. A photo of my grandmother as a young girl in front of her family home was a part of the photographic history. That was very exciting!

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The period-dressed guide really knew his stuff & our visit would have been a 5 had it not been for the couple in our little tour group who allowed 2 children to talk over the guide & the toddler run around disrupting everything. Despite these distractions, I learned a lot about Huntsville's very important role in history & the railroad's... More 

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Meridianville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Interesting piece of history. Civil war information and landmarks. It's free to visit however, if you want to go in the train carts. Connects to the Vets memorial. GIft shop.

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Cincinnati
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This museum / park is very easily accessible. The exhibits are easily viewable and photo opportunities abound. It should take but a couple of hours to see everything. Great for kids young and old alike.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Wonderful collect of antique railcars, buildings and automobiles. Even has its own trolley for the enjoyment of its visitors. Wonderful photographic opportunities as you wonder thru the buildings and shops. Definitely a place to visit to experience a little bit of Huntsville's railroad days. A must see is the old passenger depot from which you can watch todays trains lumber... More 

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