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Old Depot Museum, Selma

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  • 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 »
  • Would recommend the Old Depot Museum to anyone with an interest in Selma's history. The staff was extremely welcoming and courteous.  more »
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  • "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."
  • Selma's history runs deeper than just the Civil Rights movement. The items on display span the life of this great city. The renovations to the building will take you back in time and make the museum seem alive. The back yard has an old caboose and old foundry items. Also out back, a wonderful display of the old Fire Department tools, pumps and trucks. It is well worth the money and time and a must visit when in Selma.
  • Visited the museum in July 2013. Fascinating equipment, photos, and items of historical significance. Look forward to seeing what modernizations, currently being implemented, will allow visitors to see.
  • Great collections of Voting Rights, Civil War, Railroad, Naval and much, much more.

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