Gilbert Museum Opens in Historic Train Depot

The museum, located on Hampton Street, is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month.

A 144-year-old train depot in Gilbert now shows off displays of the town's history. 

The front part of the old station is set up much like it would have been in the mid-1900s, according to a report in The State. The rest of the facility features displays on other aspects of local history, including Native American history.

A red caboose is parked next to the depot, with picnic shelters nearby.  

The depot closed in 1967, according to the report. Town leaders acquired it in 2006 and have spent $200,000 restoring it — most of which came from state aid.

The museum, located at 333 Hampton Street, is open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. The next date is Aug. 5. 

It is also open by appointment by making arrangements with town clerk Jo Ann Derrick at 803-892-2344.

See photos of the museum in The State's photo gallery.


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