Dalton Freight Depot Visitor Center

Location

305 S. Depot St.
Dalton GA 30720

Rates

  • Admission: $0.00

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

Social

Gift Shop
Depot
Meeting Space
Entrance to Visitor Center
Train Dispatcher View Screen

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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Party Facilities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
Payment Options
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round