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Monterey Depot Museum

Closes in 28 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Lots of history!

This train depot was on our list of train related visits we want to do in Tennessee. Well worth an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diana S
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Hometown Scenic

Very nostalgic and plenty of history. Great 1 hour stop along our path of I-40. Also don't forget... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Daniel L
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“coal mining”(2 reviews)
The Monterey Depot Museum is in a replica depot, buts more than trains-its about everything from prehistoric Indians to coal miners, lumbermen, soldiers and people of the mountain community. Monterey's official motto is "Where Hilltops Kiss the...more
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1 E Depot St, Monterey, TN 38574-1497
+1 931-839-2111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This train depot was on our list of train related visits we want to do in Tennessee. Well worth an hour or two! Not just train info here, lots on indians, civil war , and coal mining too! Curator was interesting also. We will be...More

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very nostalgic and plenty of history. Great 1 hour stop along our path of I-40. Also don't forget to stop by the local Dairy Queen and try the fried chicken and tater wedges... awesome!

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped here riding our motorcycle from Cookeville to Crossville and were greeted by Dale, the curator and local historian. We were basically the only ones there so we got an hour tour of the museum’s exhibits. A real mix of early Monterey history including the...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Like the previous reviewer we thought this was a fun and interesting place to stop with a lot of local history. Dale showed us around and as a former newspaper editor/reporter he had a lot of historical information. He knew the local history of Monterey...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fun place for a visit - very informative and the curator takes the time to tell stories and knows a lot about the history. I would definitely recommend a trip if you have a few hours to spare.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Brought my two sons here, they loved the model train set when you walk in. They also loved that the staff let them turn the train horn/siren. The staff let them sit in the trains they used to ferry people around. Only wish the cars...More

Thank nate-SA-TX
Dale W, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Depot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thanks for visiting!! Hopefully, the next time you visit we will have our dining car up and going. We have a lot of exciting things coming up as the holidays approach. Dale

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Nice depot with restaurant inside and market area outside. Has information kiosk and historical items.

Thank Buzzsaw22
Reviewed 6 September 2013

This little museum was formerly the railroad depot in Monterey, Tennessee. Train service stopped in 1955 as local industries began to wane. The museum provides a history of the coal mining that had been in the area. It provides a history of the train service...More

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