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Huntsville Depot Museum

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Address: 320 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801-5544
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+1 256-564-8100
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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During the Civil War, this depot was a prison for captured Confederates and...

During the Civil War, this depot was a prison for captured Confederates and a hospital for the wounded.

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Interesting Piece of History - Worth the Price

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... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Laurel, Maryland
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Harvest, Alabama
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a little like rummaging around Huntsville's attic. Several floors of exhibits. Steam Railway oriented of course.

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Laurel, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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... More 

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a very neat place to check out for some neat history. Definitely recommend the guided tour through this historic landmark to hear about its past and all it has to offer. You won't be sorry!

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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice place to visit. Some free things and some cost. Also near war memorial. Grounds are beautiful and there is a pavilion for picnicking.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I had a great time learning about the history of the depot and the Huntsville area. My tour guide was knowledgeable about more than just the depot and the trains; she also knew a lot about the geography and history of the area and all the technology related to the railroads. Well worth the price of admission.

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Greenville, SC
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We took the guided tour and enjoyed the information presented to us on the history of the railroad in Huntsville. It was a three story depot but had an elevator for the handicap. I really enjoyed hearing about railroad life back in the day and loved the graffiti dating back to the Civil War. I loved that the modern day... More 

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E. Palatka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We had a great tour of the facility with a docent. Great information about the history of the depot. The car museum (auto and train) contained interesting items.

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Thank diverdavid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We went especially to see the writings on the wall on the 3rd floor of the depot. The guide was very good. Loved the story of the writings. Nice stop. My son loves Civil War stuff so this was a must see because of the history.

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Thank dasg23
Tennessee
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We love trains so we thought we would walk around the Huntsville Depot. We were not expecting it be a guided tour (guess I needed to research a little better). Our guide was knowledgeable and the tour itself was very informative about the history of the depot and railroad line. Definitely worth the $10 entry fee.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Huntsville depot was a Union hospital and Confederate POW structure during the Civil War. Fine graffiti left by the prisoners. The model railroad exhibit is awesome. Climb aboard a real caboose and visit the steam locomotive roundhouse.

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