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Depot-Museum and Fort Harker


The Stevenson Depot Museum is a must if you are planning a visit to our beautiful city! The Museum is directed by Mrs. Loretta Barbee. It is home to many historical artifacts from the Civil War and from when the indians roamed this land.
The Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum is located at the heart of downtown Stevenson, Alabama, situated between the tracks of two major railroads. Its mission is to preserve an important part of railroading history through the display of related artifacts. In addition, the museum, which also chronicles modern times, displays hundreds of artifacts from other parts of the area’s past to teach young and old alike, including artifacts recalling Native American culture, pioneer life and Civil War events.
 The largest of these artifacts is the historic depot building itself. The depot, which was built in 1872 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, stands on the ruins of Stevenson’s first railroad depot, which was built around 1852 for common use by the Nashville & Chattanooga and the Memphis & Charleston Railroads.
That original depot was destroyed either during, or shortly after, the Civil War. Bricks salvaged may have been used in the building of the present structure. For more information visit http://stevensondepotmuseum.com/depot.html
Stevenson Depot Museum
About City Of Stevenson
Stevenson Depot Days Festival
The first full week of June each year the city celebrates our Depot Days Festival. It is a week packed with fun and exciting events, including, bingo, a yard sale, an ice cream social, an auction, a street dance, vendors, kids games, and tons of fun for the whole family!! So this coming June, come join us in Stevenson and see what you have been missing out on!!
Ft. Harker
Constructed by the Union Army in the summer of 1862 and expanded in 1864, using soldiers and freed slaves, Ft. Harker was built on a broad hill a quarter mile east of town. It overlooked Crow Creek and was well within firing range of Stevenson’s strategic railroad lines, supply depots and warehouses.
One other large fort, two smaller redoubts and at least seven blockhouses were constructed along the railroad lines at Stevenson during the Civil War. No major fighting occurred here, but skirmishes and sniper attacks were common as territory traded hands between Union and Confederate forces.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 5/2/77
Ft. Harker