Historic Depot & Railroad Museum

The Depot was Alabama Main Street’s 2015-2016 Historic Preservation Project of the Year. The historic Decatur union passenger depot was built by the Southern Railway in 1905. It is a symbol of the city’s rich railroad heritage which extends back to the 1830s when the first railroad west of the Allegheny Mountains, Tuscumbia, Courtland, and Decatur was built. A union depot was the result of the joint use of the depot by two railroads, the Southern and the Louisville & Nashville railroads.

Tour Times

Monday-Friday

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.

Additional hours are available by request in advance.

Tour groups are encouraged to make advance reservations for their visit to the building by calling 256-341-4818.

Railroad Museum Interior

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