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Huntsville Depot Museum

320 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801-5544
+1 256-564-8100
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With a railroad buff we were surprised to see the four-bay roundhouse and turntable. Other reviews... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Silentflier
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Knoxville Tennessee
Worth The Visit

The museum was closed when we went there. We found the place by accident. Had we known, we would... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
nabenom
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During the Civil War, this depot was a prison for captured Confederates and a hospital for the wounded.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (8 reviews)
“guided tour” (7 reviews)
“love trains” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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320 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801-5544
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+1 256-564-8100
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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...More

1  Thank Silentflier
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The museum was closed when we went there. We found the place by accident. Had we known, we would have made sure to set aside enough time to see it all. This is one of the oldest depots in the US and one of the...More

1  Thank nabenom
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...More

Thank KH78
Reviewed 7 June 2016

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

Thank Will132
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Been here on field trips with children. Not had to find in a safe area of Huntsville. Other things nearby.

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The Depot area has a number of train cars that kids can climb on as well as a sandbox area, picnic tables, clean restrooms and shade. There are also pup tents set up as if the area was a camp. It is a great play...More

Thank campbelldp
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,...More

Thank campbelldp
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.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

If you're into trains, it's a nice quick stop to check out the history and the exhibits here. It's well organized and has a decent amount of things to see.

Thank Bernardo F
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...More

Thank Scott T
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Andrea P
Days when the museum is open, please? Andrea
30 June 2016|
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Response from kathryn0926 |
Handicapped accessible?
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