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Madison Railroad Station Museum

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Old city railway depot that has been turned into a small museum that shows the impact of the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Interesting step back in time to see how people traveled. Restored railroad station with several... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Kokomo, Indiana
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The Madison Railroad Station museum is part of the History Center Campus which includes a local history museum and a restored caboose. The station museum is in the renovated station that was erected on the site in 1895. Much original equipment is...more
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615 W 1st St, Madison, IN 47250-3731
+1 812-265-2335
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 July 2015

There is an old train station along the street but no tracks remain. There is also a separate building just behind the station which is a small museum of the history of the area. We visited on a Monday and both buildings were closed. There...More

3  Thank Trek-Always
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 August 2012

This is a museum of Madison and the surrounding area. Many displays are of limited interest to those of us from outside the area (changes in the county borders over the years, who settld the small towns, etc.). Still a quick way to get aquainted...More

2  Thank TransplantedBuckeye
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Old city railway depot that has been turned into a small museum that shows the impact of the railroad on the town. The restored caboose is also worth a look.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Interesting step back in time to see how people traveled. Restored railroad station with several rooms and exhibits.

Thank indyfam20032016
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We did our share of museums in Madison but learned so much about the history of IN, but throughly enjoyed it. So proud of the state we live in. The museum was so informative and the displays were top of the line.

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is a very small exhibit of the old railroad station. Free. There was a musty smell when I visited. I felt there might be mold so I left right away. The exterior is more interesting than the inside.

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Must visit this small museum so much information, PA rail road. Maps of where rail road transported goods, not to mention transportation for people. Must go to building behind rail road museum. Scott county has a lot of Civil War back ground. Under ground Rail...More

Thank Grizz61
Reviewed 21 February 2018

They were actually closed on Monday (when we went by) but some of the staff was around and let us in - it is fascinating look into the role that railroads played in Madison's history, and window into what the town must have been like...More

Thank jmcpher3
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Underground was a wonderful experience...the elderly gentlemen that told us all about the railroad and the tunnels from some of mansions. Would go back in a heart beat

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

As fate would have it a generous donation by an anonymous source makes this free until the end of 2017. It’s small but has a few interesting artifacts about the railroad in Jefferson County plus a restored caboose that you can enter. It should only...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a restored railroad station that sits on West First Street. The History Museum is behind it & a restored caboose is to the West of it. The admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Very nice displays. Someone knew what they were doing!...More

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great pictures! This is definitely a local museum, but very well done and you'll learn a lot. If you are mobility-challenged, this will be a good place for a visit.

Thank Silrad
Ronald R, Guest Relations Manager at Madison Railroad Station Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your nice comments. We are a local museum funded entirely through donations, but we keep working on improvements. Please come back again if you can. Maybe we'll have some new exhibits.

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Galen M
18 June 2016|
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Response from Ronald R | Property representative |
The Railroad Station Museum is part of the History Center Campus which includes the main History Museum as well as a restored caboose. For 2017 the admission to all the museums at the History Center is free. There are spaces... More