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Madison Railroad Station Museum

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Old city railway depot that has been turned into a small museum that shows the impact of the... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Interesting step back in time to see how people traveled. Restored railroad station with several... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Kokomo, Indiana
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The Madison Railroad Station museum is part of the History Center Campus which includes a local history museum and a restored caboose. The station museum is in the renovated station that was erected on the site in 1895. Much original equipment is...more
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615 W 1st St, Madison, IN 47250-3731
+1 812-265-2335
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

While small, this was a quaint and special museum and highly recommend it. I just briefly walked through it and plan to go back when I have more time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julie L
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Old city railway depot that has been turned into a small museum that shows the impact of the railroad on the town. The restored caboose is also worth a look.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Interesting step back in time to see how people traveled. Restored railroad station with several rooms and exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank indyfam20032016
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We did our share of museums in Madison but learned so much about the history of IN, but throughly enjoyed it. So proud of the state we live in. The museum was so informative and the displays were top of the line.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann S
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a very small exhibit of the old railroad station. Free. There was a musty smell when I visited. I felt there might be mold so I left right away. The exterior is more interesting than the inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vicky C
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Must visit this small museum so much information, PA rail road. Maps of where rail road transported goods, not to mention transportation for people. Must go to building behind rail road museum. Scott county has a lot of Civil War back ground. Under ground Rail...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Grizz61
Reviewed February 20, 2018

They were actually closed on Monday (when we went by) but some of the staff was around and let us in - it is fascinating look into the role that railroads played in Madison's history, and window into what the town must have been like...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jmcpher3
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Underground was a wonderful experience...the elderly gentlemen that told us all about the railroad and the tunnels from some of mansions. Would go back in a heart beat

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

As fate would have it a generous donation by an anonymous source makes this free until the end of 2017. It’s small but has a few interesting artifacts about the railroad in Jefferson County plus a restored caboose that you can enter. It should only...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This is a restored railroad station that sits on West First Street. The History Museum is behind it & a restored caboose is to the West of it. The admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Very nice displays. Someone knew what they were doing!...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Galen M
June 17, 2016|
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Response from Ronald R | Property representative |
The Railroad Station Museum is part of the History Center Campus which includes the main History Museum as well as a restored caboose. For 2017 the admission to all the museums at the History Center is free. There are spaces... More