Train Depots Trail
Since the first railroad west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in 1833 in North Alabama, the Iron Horse was the primary form of mass transit across the Southland, especially in the rural, rolling hills of North Alabama. This heritage trail will help guide you down the steel rails to the significant deports, museums, festivals, eateries, and small-scale train rides available today.
Visit the Cullman County Depot, where German immigrants entered the lobby of the Pueblo-style structure with Moorish influences for the first time in 1913. Tour the Historic Huntsville Depot that still reflects the graffiti on the interior walls written by Civil War soldiers during the turbulent War Between the States. And walk in the footsteps of the "Miracle Worker" Annie Sullivan who arrived at the Tuscumbia Depot on March 3, 1887 to teach a young Helen Keller. Make plans today to get on board the North Alabama Train Depot Trail and ride the rails into history.