Historic High Country / Dalton

Dalton Freight Depot Visitor Center

305 S. Depot St.
Dalton, GA 30720

706-270-9960 | 800-331-3258
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  • Gift Shop

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  • Depot

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  • Meeting Space

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  • Entrance to Visitor Center

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  • Train Dispatcher View Screen

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The Dalton Freight Depot was orginally built as the Southern Railway Freight Depot in 1911. The depot was restored by the city in 2009 and today houses the Dalton Visitor's Center and Gift Shop. Inside, explore display cases on railroad and Civil War history.

The Freight Depot is a train fan's delight with a covered viewing platform, an ATCS monitor that allows you to see approaching trains, live audio feed from train radios and live streaming web cam. Watch the dual tracks of the CSX and Norfolk Southern Railroads pass the "Dalton Diamond," a 45-degree rail crossing directly in front of the viewing platform. Adjacent to the depot is the 1949 Southern "Crescent City" Pullman car. 

This is the place to start your visit to Dalton. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free


    Regional Visitor Information Center Program-Certified Welcome Centers

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Information/Services Provided


    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options




    Service Type

    Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB)

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Freight Depot 30' x 90' 12 2700.0 130 200 100 50 100 100 130