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Old Depot Museum, Selma

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  • Like most things in Selma, you come here for the history - lots to learn about time through the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement - worth seeing.  more »
  • The Old Depot Museum has little to do with trains although their is an old caboose in the backyard. There are many pictures and artifacts over a hundred years old displayed around the museum.  more »
  • All indications were that they would be open, but they were not. Looked ok outside but need to update their information.  more »
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  • I was stationed at Craig AFB in 1977 and took this timed exposure of the Old Depot Museum. I remember how friendly the local people were. It made a young 24 year-old not quite as homesick.
  • I had a great time. The museum is mostly about the confederate country during civil war times, if I were a confederate supporter then I would be proud. But the tour guide let me roam freely an spend as much time an take as many pics as I liked. She also had a pet raccoon which was awesome. I give it 3 stars because it could use some funding, and it was mostly about the confederate.
  • Visited on a Friday. Not at all busy. Shady parking adjacent to Museum. Well maintained grounds.
  • "The Old Depot Museum is located at the old L&N Railroad Depot at the end of historic Water Avenue in downtown Selma, AL. The Depot was built on the site of the Confederate Naval Foundry which was destroyed by Federal troops during the Battle of Selma in 1865. The red brick, stone trimmed building of Romanesque Revival architecture was built in ca. 1890. It is one of 12 railroad depots in the Southeast designated by Southern Living to be of architectural and historical importance. The building is a contributing property to Selma’s “Water Avenue Historic District” that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the Old Depot Museum is an interpretive history museum that has an impressive collection of artifacts and memorabilia depicting life in Selma and Dallas County from the days of the pre-historic Indians who lived in the region, to the time before and after the Civil War, and up through America’s days of the Civil Rights Movement."
  • Full of history! Friendly, knowledgeable staff and answered all questions!
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