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Huntsville - Huntsville Depot and Museum

320 Church Street Northwest

The Huntsville Depot and Museum is one of the country’s oldest remaining railroad buildings; visitors can climb aboard locomotives and view Alabama’s largest public model railroad, Civil War exhibits and graffiti written by soldiers. The museum also offers a “Kid’s Corner” complete with train puzzles, costumes and maps. Just blocks away is the family-friendly Big Spring Park, as well as numerous dining establishments for a hungry family.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Depot served as the local passenger house & the corporate offices for the eastern division of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. An active passenger station until 1968, the original depot building now stands as a symbol of Huntsville's transportation history and city growth.


Thomas Harris

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
We were here for a wedding and it was a beautiful venue. We had plenty of space and a great time.

Marsha Galloway

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
We visit here to celebrate Veterans Day. We enjoy the the Veterans Day Parade and the unveiling of the Visions for Vets Mosaic each year. This represents all US veterans.

Jessie Rae Sommers

Saturday, May 20, 2017
I just loved bringing my two boys to the train depot! My boys are 4 and 2 so we didn't do the actual museum part, but they loved going in and out of all the big trains. The air conditioned play room with smaller trains and toys was a nice break from the hot sun and helped our 4 year old (who has mild autism) settle down and transition to the big trains(which he was scared of at first). My husband and I had fun climbing on things too! 😊 The sand pit with buckets and shovels was a big hit as well. Plenty of shade everywhere and a nice covered pincic area for a quick snack. We even got to see two real trains go by, which made my boys extremely happy. 😁

Lori Mabry

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
I would recommend this place for families. Kids will love this place.

Daniel Godwin

Monday, June 19, 2017
The grounds are fun and peaceful and the museum holds a plethora of knowledge and stories dating back to the Civil War. Also, the building is haunted by ghosts.

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