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“Best single location in Selma displaying its deep history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Depot Museum

Old Depot Museum
Martin Luther King Jr Street and Water Ave, Selma, AL
334 874 2197
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Selma
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: This museum documents the history of the region from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement.
Columbus, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best single location in Selma displaying its deep history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Selma's history runs deeper than just the Civil Rights movement. The items on display span the life of this great city. The renovations to the building will take you back in time and make the museum seem alive. The back yard has an old caboose and old foundry items. Also out back, a wonderful display of the old Fire Department tools, pumps and trucks. It is well worth the money and time and a must visit when in Selma.

Visited March 2014
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Asheville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“one of town's best attractions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This museum is a hodgepodge of memorabilia from the area, some of which relates to the civil rights struggle and "Bloody Sunday." Selma in its heyday was an elegant, vibrant and affluent city which is reflected in its beautiful buildings (including the Old Depot itself) and in many of the displays in the museum. It was also surrounded by poverty and built by the poor which one can also see at the museum. The director of the Old Depot is a dynamo, local to the area, and a joy to talk to. This museum like the entire town of Selma is a testament to fallen glory and an unexpected surprise rising out of the cotton fields of central Alabama.

Visited December 2013
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Allen, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We were on a road trip and decided to stop in Selma, Alabama. We visited th Old Depot Museum. It had a lot of interesting historical collections of old pictures, antebellum artifacts, and things from the civil war and civil rights era. It was interesting and worth the stop.

Visited October 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A must see that can get better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

As with the other reviewers, we stumbled into a chance to take a tour with the new director. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and some of the collection is rare and excellent. The 19th century fire engine is incredible! They are working to catalog and organize an eclectic collection of "stuff". We hope to return in a few year to see the progress.

Visited May 2013
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Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“New director”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

New director is making improvements to the museum after replacing a previous one who served a long time.
A collection of many things from Indian artifacts, city history, Civil War items, farm implements, and MLK Jr. items.

Visited March 2013
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