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Huntsville Depot Museum

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Huntsville Depot Museum

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HINA W wrote a review Oct 26
Islamabad, Pakistan5,705 contributions896 helpful votes
You can see steam engines here. Along with that you find information on cotton too. This building used to be a confederate prison, a hospital and grafitti. You can see a model village, ride a train from a train station which was operational till 1968 and see vintage cars and fire engines.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Carrie0693 wrote a review Mar 2020
Madison, Alabama1,282 contributions149 helpful votes
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Call before you go so you won't be disappointed. Their hours change and when they are open it doesn't mean the tour is going on. When we arrived at 11am they said well we only give tours 2x/day, 10:30 & 1:30 but since no 1 showed up I'll ask the manager if you can do the tour. Winter is who did our tour and WOW he does an amazing job, you can tell he enjoys what he does. The tour is only in the big yellow building but it is so worth it. I'll go again. There were a few buildings to go through and even a play area for young kids that had trains to crawl through. It's so worth seeing this gem just make sure they are open. KIDS will enjoy the indoor play area, very clean and nice looking. TEENS, my daughter is 15 and enjoyed what all Winter had to say. There's a picnic area outside. Beautiful scenery. I will return but I'll make sure to know when their tour starts.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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nytrdr wrote a review Jul 2019
Rogers, Arkansas62 contributions10 helpful votes
I really enjoyed the organized history of the railroad. Unfortunately, all of the staff, except for the maintenance guy, were extremely rude and unhelpful. It seems they don't want to deal with visitors, only take their money. Also, they nickel and dime you to death. The Depot costs $10 and they charge $5 to get into each of the other buildings. Everything they have for sale is way overpriced. A cup of black coffee is $2.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dennie C wrote a review May 2019
20 contributions1 helpful vote
We checked website for times hours of operation but, upon arrival, it was closed when the website showed they would be open! Very disappointing.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Joseph F wrote a review Oct 2018
Huntsville, Alabama24 contributions10 helpful votes
My family and I have loved the charm of Huntsville for the past 15 years and decided to settle here six years ago. The Depot Museum is yet another reason to confirm our decision. Built in 1860, it has been impeccably preserved and is an excellent example of one of Alabama's major transportation hubs. The entire depot complex is worthy of several hours of study: the depot building and train station itself; the out-buildings (including a fascinating antique car collection); an authentic steam engine, railroad cars and caboose; and the train roundhouse. Because of it's storied past (Civil War, etc.) it is an excellent spot for all ages. Guided tours are available, and There are several good restaurants within easy walking distance.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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