HISTORIC DEPOT and RAILROAD MUSEUM
701 Railroad Street, NW
Decatur welcomes you to savor history as you visit its iconic union passenger railroad depot in historic downtown. It was built in 1905 by Southern Railway by the most famous architect in the South, Frank Pierce Milburn. Often referred to as the Frank Lloyd Wright of his day, Milburn designed most of his railroad depots in the Spanish Revival style. Decatur’s Depot was no exception.
It is a symbol of Decatur’s rich railroad heritage which extends back to the 1830’s when the first railroad west of the Allegheny Mountains, Decatur was built. Considered a national architectural treasure, Decatur’s depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as such is deserving of preservation. The restored depot links historic downtown of the city’s oldest neighborhood, Old Town. Visitors will be awed by the museum exhibits and the fantastic train set display.