Fort Payne Depot Museum, Fort Payne

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The Fort Payne Depot Museum is a historic building in Fort Payne, Alabama. The depot was built by the Alabama Great Southern Railroad in 1891, at the height of Fort Payne's mining-driven boom. Passenger service ended in 1970, but the depot continued to service freight until 1983. It was converted into a museum in 1986, which includes exhibits with 19th century and Native American artifacts, a collection of dioramas of fantasy scenes and historical events, and a former Norfolk Southern caboose. The depot was designed in Richardsonian Romanesque style by architect Charles C. Taylor. It is clad in grey sandstone with pink granite trim. The hipped roof has several gables protruding from it, as well as a circular tower on one corner. The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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  • Fort Payne has a fascinating history and this beautiful train station / museum is part of it and part of the education about it. The station museum, the annex across the street, and the old theater al...  more »
  • We went to this small museum just to see a piece of history. The gentleman greeted us at the door and gave us a brief and well described history of Fort Payne and the exhibits. It is very well laid ou...  more »
  • The depot museum was nice but the annex with the dioramas was fascinating. We enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about Fort Payne.  more »
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  • Very nicely preserved. Rare depot made of stone in the South.
  • An amazing amount of history packed in here.
  • Kool display of items
  • Beautiful part of Ft. Payne!
  • Been trying for 2 years to go here. Finally and it was worth the wait. Loved it and really loved the annex. Fort Payne citizens sure have done a lot to protect their history.... Would recommend this to everyone...
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