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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
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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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Small...but very nice..great day with the little one.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2015
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Endicott, New York, United States
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Endicott, New York, United States
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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rockford, ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

We wanted to tour this depot museum, but it seem their hours for business are very limited. We were able to check on an old engine that there and it had a pre-recorded audio bit with sound effects. There were a couple cars, but we could not see much when we tried to look in them. A disappointing visit, since... More 

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Alabama
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

This museum is self-guided and although a number of structures exist in the park, the once busy train depot is now silently awaiting visitors. The silence causes me to say the museum has a quite creepie feeling to it.

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1 Thank LowDragAL
Huntsville, Alabama
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Had a party there (I was a guest) and found the environment and the quaint atmosphere most enjoyable. Would definately go back.

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LaGrange, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

There are several exhibits including the depot, but having an (almost) functioning turntable was the highlight (there are so few to be seen these days) and you can circumnavigate this one to your heart's content. The Depot itself is about right for its vintage. The roundhouse has been turned into a reception center, but still is impressive.

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Carbondale, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

Someone posted on this sight about how this was free to see. I called and it is not free. They charge $5 for children 1-3, $10 for children 4-17 and I believe it was $15 for adults. That is crazy expensive! We ended up not going because we could not afford it. I am sure it is a lovely place... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

The people who were caretakers gave us a great presentation. We learned how very important the town was because of its location on the rail line. A photo of my grandmother as a young girl in front of her family home was a part of the photographic history. That was very exciting!

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1 Thank LaniW66
Birmingham, AL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

The period-dressed guide really knew his stuff & our visit would have been a 5 had it not been for the couple in our little tour group who allowed 2 children to talk over the guide & the toddler run around disrupting everything. Despite these distractions, I learned a lot about Huntsville's very important role in history & the railroad's... More 

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Meridianville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Interesting piece of history. Civil war information and landmarks. It's free to visit however, if you want to go in the train carts. Connects to the Vets memorial. GIft shop.

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

This museum / park is very easily accessible. The exhibits are easily viewable and photo opportunities abound. It should take but a couple of hours to see everything. Great for kids young and old alike.

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