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Huntsville Depot Museum

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Address: 320 Church St, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone Number: +1 256-564-8100
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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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Good stop for history buffs and train lovers.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2016
TennesseeBlayne
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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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E. Palatka, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank TennesseeBlayne
Knoxville Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

With a railroad buff we were surprised to see the four-bay roundhouse and turntable. Other reviews tell of the locomotives, Pullman coach and engine. The woodwork detail of the passenger shed was also something you don't see today. If you are there it's worth over an hour if you get inside the depot.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Kind of a last minute decision visit, but SO glad we went through!!! We arrived 1 hour before closing, so we missed the guided tour. It was fine by us though, where everything is self explanatory! All the staff was very friendly, and knowledgeable of the history at the depot. I will def go back for the guided tour when... More 

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Thank KH78
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Beautiful memories of Old Huntsville before it became The Rocket City. Lots of history here. They are open limited days. Well preserved.

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Thank Will132
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We visited the Museum, located in the Depot area. The tour guide was very interesting and gave a lot of information on the Civil War. the Museum is well-maintained and has a fascinating history. I was concerned because we thought our grandsons would be bored, but the tour guide held their interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

If you're into trains in historical depos certainly take some time to drop by. Its not a really huge museum but there are things to look at and some interesting facts about this stop on the rail line through Huntsville.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

A very nice museum in the heart of Huntsville. The depot itself has been nicely restored and the open grounds around it are a good place to exercise the little ones. Both educational and interesting, this would be a great stop for a family or school field trip.

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Endicott, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

My husband was working in Huntsville for two weeks..finding things to do was my task. This little museum was cute and had many things for a 5 year old to do. We enjoyed seeing the old cars and fire engines in the old fashioned Shell station, rode the train around an older version of Huntsville, and played in a building... More 

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