Historic Huntsville Depot
...an experience-rich environment for classroom lessons to come to life.
Welcome to the Historic Huntsville Depot, the oldest surviving railroad depot in Alabama, and one of the oldest in the United States. This depot is located within the EarlyWorks Family of Museums, downtown on Norfolks Southern Railway Line.
Representing life on the rails in 1860, this depot served as the Eastern division headquarters for the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. It was the site of the local passenger house and corporate offices until 1968, today representing a 'symbol of Huntsville's transportation history and city growth'.
On the 3rd floor you can see graffiti done by civil war soldiers, and down below you will find a kid's playroom equipped with costumes, puzzles, and games. Onsite is also the very first ladder fire truck in Huntsville! Throughout the entire complex, there are various interactive exhibits, fascinating facts, and important links to history to explore!
Each Christmas season the depot transforms into Santa's Village North Pole Express, a highly popular seasonal attraction!