Huntsville Depot Museum

Huntsville Depot Museum: Hours, Address, Huntsville Depot Museum Reviews: 4/5

Huntsville Depot Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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During the Civil War, this depot was a prison for captured Confederates and a hospital for the wounded.
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1-2 hours
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
Family
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.
Written October 26, 2020
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Carrie0693
Madison, AL1,650 contributions
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.
Written March 8, 2020
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SunDiego123
United States182 contributions
We went with another couple ~ both the guys are train buffs so we stopped by this depot museum. The exhibit turned out to be much more comprehensive than we expected. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the depot as well as the Civil War. In fact, we had the opposite problem of another reviewer here. That reviewer felt rushed, our guide was chatty to a fault. We had to push him along or we would've been there for hours!! But he knew his stuff and you can't help but appreciate his dedication to the museum.

There is a lot of historical "stuff" on display, something for everybody really. This is definitely worth a stop.
Written June 29, 2008
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IllinoisMama76
San Antonio, TX14 contributions
Family
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 but charging $5 for children under 3? That is just ridiculous! I wish educational places had a family price. We have a large family and I am not about to pay almost $100 to go to a place like this.
Written November 13, 2014
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Dewey C
Huntsville, AL1 contribution
Family
I live in Huntsville and have never gone here before. i walked in to quickly see what was there and admission etc.. so I could bring back my family if it was neat. They scolded me for going in the wrong entrance and demanded the 12.00 from me for walking the wrong way and not paying admission, I will NOT be back!
Written April 25, 2013
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Valerie F
Huntsville, AR7 contributions
Family
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 also. It was clean and very nice.
Written June 19, 2014
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Cruiser100
252 contributions
If you are a history buff, definitely come here. The kids will love the restored fire engine back in the garage. They can crawl all over it and blow the siren and run the red lights. For the adults, there is much history to see here. Our tour guide seemed kind of rushed but then you are free to explore everything at your own pace, after he is done with the tour. Take as long as you like, and he is available downstairs to answer questions.
Written June 18, 2008
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Matthew H
Huntsville, AL125 contributions
Couples
History is important and understanding the impact that this railroad station had in the growth of Huntsville was fascinating. The layout was impressive - and the actual facilities were well maintained. Additionally, in the upstairs, there is an impressive display of Union soldiers wall writing when being held as prisoners. This appealed to me - and we spent a significant amount of time seeing the history of agriculture and how Huntsville played a key role. Well worth the money - well worth the time.
Written March 12, 2017
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LaniW66
Atlanta, GA34 contributions
Family
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!
Written September 4, 2014
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Judy19
Birmingham, AL379 contributions
Friends
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 part in that. Loved the animated figures who "worked" at the Depot & helped tell the story.
Written July 22, 2014
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Huntsville Depot Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM