Victorian-era depot said to be the most photographed train station in the eastern United States. Built in 1900 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad (now CSX Transportation), added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and fully-restored in 2004. The hands-on exhibits, visual displays and interactive consoles encourage both young and old alike to explore the history of the Seaboard Railroad and Hamlet. From our oral histories to our model railroad to the Tornado steam locomotive replica, we offer something fun for everyone. Our complex includes the Depot (Amtrak station), the Tornado Steam building, the visitors center which features changing exhibits and the Main Street park with an engine and caboose.

Excellent vantage point for watching trains in the area. Still an active Amtrak location with two trains daily. We’re the Number 1 place to train watch in North Carolina!