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Huntsville Depot Museum

320 Church St, Huntsville, AL 35801
256-564-8100
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Ranked #19 of 34 Attractions in Huntsville
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: During the Civil War, this depot was a prison for captured Confederates and a hospital for the...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: During the Civil War, this depot was a prison for captured Confederates and a hospital for the wounded.

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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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26 reviews 26 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Very interesting history of the trains during the Civil War and after. The graffiti on the walls was a real treat to see. They had several school groups touring. The tour leaders were in costume and a treat to listen as they walked the students around.

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