Saluda Historic Depot - First Peak of the Blue Ridge
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Saluda Historic Depot

If you love small towns and railroad legend and lore, then a visit to this railroad museum in a 100-year-old train depot will make your day! Learn all about the Saluda Grade - the steepest, mainline, standard gauge railroad in the country.

The Saluda Historic Depot and Museum is open for tours from Thursday to Saturday 12 to 4 and on Sunday 1 to 4 Read More Below
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We invite you to come in and explore the Saluda Historic Depot, built in 1903 in Saluda, NC.  See local and train history, displays and memorabilia related to the Saluda Grade, which crests at the top of this small mountain village and is the steepest, mainline, standard gauge railroad in the country.  You will discover how the small town of Saluda came together to save and preserve the depot, moving it to its present location in 1983. The well-preserved interior retains its unpainted vertical beaded board sheathing and paneling and some counters. The Depot is on the National Registry of Historic Places

The Saluda Historic Depot is staffed by volunteers and open on weekends and some weekdays – check their web site for the latest hours and information.  Admission is always free and voluntary donations are appreciated.

.Requested group tours can be scheduled any day of the week. We invite groups and organizations to take a tour of the Depot. To arrange a tour, contact Nita High at or call us at the Depot.