History is abundant in Tazewell County, Virginia, especially at the Tazewell County Train Depot, located at 135 Railroad Ave., North Tazewell, Virginia. Admission to the depot is free for all visitors.
Decorated with its own customized Virginia LOVE sign, the Train Depot is hard to miss. The structure, restored between 2014 and 2019, is a relic of Tazewell County’s rich coal mining and railroad history.
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The depot’s interior is equally impressive. Inside, visitors step back in time as they’re greeted with railroad and Tazewell County memorabilia. With historical items and photographs on display, it’s easy to get a glimpse into daily life, occupations, and town history.
A century ago, trains were the primary means of transportation available for folks in the United States. Though our vehicles and travel methods look a lot different today, the depot is a pleasant reminder of where we started and how our towns stayed connected.
Visitors can also visit the Tazewell Train Depot’s gift shop, which has a wide variety of local books, artisan goods, and other Tazewell County-oriented items available for purchase for your own collection or as gifts for the history buff in your life!
In addition to the Tazewell Train Station, its counterpart, the Tazewell County Historical Society, can be visited in downtown Tazewell. Both the depot and the historical society offer resources and pamphlets showcasing our county’s historical sites.
The historic Tazewell Train Station is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.townoftazewell.org/tazewell-train-station/ or call (276) 988-2061.