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This is a pretty good venue for a historical museum. Signage around the site could be improved some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KurleyHT
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Gray Court, South Carolina
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Only been to the outside displays

I have only been to the outside displays a few times in the past year. It is an interesting place... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
Mike H
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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 6 days ago via mobile

This is a well preserved building. There are some interesting stories such as the prisoners that were held there and scratched out graffiti on the walls. The tour guide was very entertaining!

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty good venue for a historical museum. Signage around the site could be improved some as it wasn’t clear where to check in. Our guide was pretty good (nice boots) but was a little quiet at times. Looks like the car building...More

Thank KurleyHT
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I have only been to the outside displays a few times in the past year. It is an interesting place to walk around and do a little drone photography (attached). The best part of drone photography is seeing the detail of rolling stock from above...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I still haven't seen it (lived here for 6 years). They have a habit of having private parties on their supposedly "open" days and times, thus blocking out other visitors who stop by while in the downtown area. I suggest you call first. Not worth...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We had expected to spend an hour or so at the Huntsville Depot Museum, but it offered so more than we expected that we spent about 3 hours. Seeing one of only 6 known surviving Erskine automobiles was one of those unexpected treats! The rumble...More

1  Thank Eric B
Reviewed March 11, 2018

If you are into a great guided tour about civil war history then this is a great place to visit. Our guide Winter was very knowledgeable and explained everything we saw thoroughly. There is a lot of neat stuff here and you will learn a...More

2  Thank bhi14
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Time spent here is worth it .great exhibits ,and a peaceful place to enjoy beauty and talent . John ,a member of staff is very helpful and will assist you with your questions .

1  Thank RozanaGaffoorali
Reviewed April 16, 2017

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

Thank Craig H
Reviewed March 12, 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...More

3  Thank Matthew H
Reviewed October 26, 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!

2  Thank bam_and_maize
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Andrea P
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