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Address: 1928 Depot Way, Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520-4548
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The beautiful Bay St. Louis train depot, built in 1928, houses the visitors...

The beautiful Bay St. Louis train depot, built in 1928, houses the visitors center, where visitors can get information about businesses and attractions in the Bay St. Louis area, the Mardi Gras Museum, featuring beautiful Mardi Gras costumes and the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum. The depot itself is set in a park like setting featuring many Live Oak trees, picnic tables, benches, and a walking path. Duck food can be purchased in the visitor center and many ducks and geese are waiting to be fed at the duck pond on the depot grounds. There is a lot to do and enjoy at the depot and to learn the history of this building and of the difficulties experienced in earlier times maintaining a railroad across the nearby Honey Island Swamp. The Alice Moseley Museum is an entertainment venue as much as it is a Museum and visitors to see Miss Alice usually leave the Museum with a smile on their face and a love of Alice Moseley in their hearts.

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1920's Architecture

If you are an historic train depot fan, you might like this restored depot from the 1920's. Although there is little train memorabilia on display, the building, location and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
GinNBerry
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Branson, Missouri
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Branson, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are an historic train depot fan, you might like this restored depot from the 1920's. Although there is little train memorabilia on display, the building, location and train traffic were rewarding. Currently on display are Mardi Gras costumes by designer Carter Church (stunning), a small display of Mississippi Jazz musicians, a showcase for the 1966 film "This Property... More 

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Killbuck,Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

A small museum, but worth the stop. Mardi Gras original Costumes, some Mississippi Blues History from the 30's up to B B King. The upstairs has the Folk Artist Alice Mosley Art work on display.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is an average museum depicting the charm of an old south train depot. The depot lobby displays change during the year and when I visited it was the Mardi Gras season, thus appropriately decorated with that theme. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable about the southern Mississippi and culture. Mike Travel Thru My Eyes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

There are some great exhibits in the Depot. Events are held there from time to time. The building was renovated and repaired in 2006-7. Very close to downtown Bay St Louis. Worth stopping by to see this beautiful old building with a new purpose and useful life

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O Fallon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This depot was featured in the movie, This Property Is Condemned--a Tennessee Williams' classic. I had to check it out! Not much info about the movie inside, but beautiful Mardi Gras costumes on display and some history about the depot and Katrina destruction.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Worth seeing for the local culture if this is your type of thing. Well laid out and tastefully done.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A great museum and train station. Lots to see and its well laid out and kept up well. Busy with a tour bus crowd but staff handled them well.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Visited on a rainy day on a whim. Old L&N Depot that serves as a Museum for the paintings of folk artist Alice Mosely. Nice place to go in a pretty town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We loved the depot and the museum upstairs. The lady upstairs was very knowledgeable about Ms. Mosley's paintings and her life. It's well worth the price of admission (free) and the Mardi Gras costumes downstairs were nice too!

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River Ridge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Lady running the place was a native of Louisiana like us and gave us down home hospitily to the fullest and a great place to stop at

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