Scottsboro Railroad Museum

Scottsboro Railroad Depot Museum – Jackson County, Ala.

The Scottsboro Depot Museum houses a wide range of exhibits in the all brick depot constructed by the Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company between the years of 1859-1860. It is believed that the same architect who designed the Scottsboro Depot also designed Huntsville’s pre-Civil War depot. The Scottsboro depot opened for business in January 1861 and serviced both passengers and fright until January 1892, maintaining continuous business operation for 153 years.

In 1931, the depot played another major role in history when nine black boys were pulled from a Southern freight train and charged in the infamous “Scottsboro Boys” case, sparking the Civil Rights Movement as we know it today.

Today, the Depot Museum is part of the North Alabama Depot Trail and open to visitors who pass through Jackson County.  

Scottsboro Railroad Depot Museum
 
Scottsboro, Al 35768
 

Scottsboro Railroad Depot Museum – Jackson County, Ala.

The Scottsboro Depot Museum houses a wide range of exhibits in the all brick depot constructed by the Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company between the years of 1859-1860. It is believed that the same architect who designed the Scottsboro Depot also designed Huntsville’s pre-Civil War depot. The Scottsboro depot opened for business in January 1861 and serviced both passengers and fright until January 1892, maintaining continuous business operation for 153 years.

In 1931, the depot played another major role in history when nine black boys were pulled from a Southern freight train and charged in the infamous “Scottsboro Boys” case, sparking the Civil Rights Movement as we know it today.

Today, the Depot Museum is part of the North Alabama Depot Trail and open to visitors who pass through Jackson County.  

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