There’s Only One Remaining Train Station Like This In All Of North Carolina And It’s Magnificent

North Carolina has a rich history in the railroad industry. The very first railroad was chartered in 1834 and ran from Wilmington to Raleigh. Soon, others were chartered and built as well, each with the potential for many stations along the route. One such station, built in 1900, is the only historic train station built in Victorian Queen Anne style remaining in all of North Carolina – and you’ll love it.

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Ready to check out this fascinating piece of North Carolina railroad history?

Hamlet Depot and Museums is located at 2 Main St., Hamlet, NC 28345. Admission is free and the museum is open six days a week. The hours are Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn more on the official website.

As a mere point of reference, Hamlet is located 80 miles southwest of Charlotte, 125 miles northwest of Wilmington, and 60 miles southeast of Fayetteville.