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Address: 4 Martin Luther King St, Selma, AL 36703
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+1 334-874-2197

This museum documents the history of the region from the Civil War through...

This museum documents the history of the region from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement.

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Small town musuem with some big objects, a bit cluttered

Selma was a huge part of the civil rights movement, and the Old Depot has captured much of Selma's history. Unfortunately they have so much stuff, that it is a bit cluttered but... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Melodycthomas
Longview, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

All indications were that they would be open, but they were not. Looked ok outside but need to update their information.

Thank Original-Tonman
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Would recommend the Old Depot Museum to anyone with an interest in Selma's history. The staff was extremely welcoming and courteous.

1 Thank llupei
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is an outstanding museum with a lot of artifacts. There are so many pieces from various eras of Selma and the citizens that lived there. Plan on about two hours to take your time and really enjoy this gem. The docent is very knowledgable and extremely helpful.

2 Thank Michael L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Selma was a huge part of the civil rights movement, and the Old Depot has captured much of Selma's history. Unfortunately they have so much stuff, that it is a bit cluttered but still very interesting. For $5 it's hard to beat and you can see some items such as an officers outfit from the day of the riots that... More 

Thank TryppAdams
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This place is AWESOME! There's soooo much history crammed into this building that it's overwhelming but in a good way. Worth every dollar and a little bit more. The lady who runs it (can't remember her name-sorry) was also awesome. The original 60 yr old postcards for purchase were the icing on the cake! Visit this museum!

3 Thank tiftharr
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Do you remember the old sweet shops where their are more more jars of brightly coloured candy than you could ever imagine or ever dream of trying ? The Old Depot Museum Is exactly that all be it the candy as been replaced with history and nostalgia. Lets make no mistake this isn't marble floors everything hidden behind hermetically sealed... More 

3 Thank Danny C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place fantastic guide well worth a visit you won't be disappoint so much to see in the place the history just leaves u gobsmacked I would love to go back

3 Thank Mikey C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is a beautifully done museum. It is full of some wonderful history of Selma and the surrounding area. Don't miss this museum when you visit historic Selma, Alabama.

2 Thank sumac1Alabama
Mount Vernon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I was excited to see this place. Based on the disruptions online it was a basic overview of the city including a Civil War and Civil Rights focus. What it is in reality is a cool old building filled with old crap. Most of which has no explanation leaving you wondering why you just spent $5 to wander these mostly... More 

Thank Jeff C

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