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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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Turntable!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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LaGrange, GA
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LaGrange, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
19 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Huntsville, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a great time here and learned a lot. We had a fab tour with a historically dressed guide. My 3yo couldn't stay still for the whole tour, but my 8yo like it. I loved that they let you climb all over the old trains, cars and firetrucks. They have a great air-conditioned play room for the little ones... More 

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Alabama
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you want to review and experience a little of history, this is definitely the place to learn about it. The train and old vehicles are really awesome. Also, a wonderful place to do photographs.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We came close to closing but they worked with us and gave us a guided tour of the museum. Our daughter enjoyed the toddler play area which had a great many learning through play things to do. A great place to visit!

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