The Saluda Historic Depot aims to preserve the remarkable history of the steepest mainline standard gauge railroad that has ever existed in the country.
Great things come in small packages at the Saluda Historic Depot! It's a modern icon of Saluda’s beginning and subsequent prosperity with the coming of the train bringing passengers up the Saluda Grade, the steepest mainline standard gauge railroad grade in the country. Saluda Historic Depot is a one-of-a-kind history museum and gift shop! You will see things the way they were over 100 years ago in America. There's a Saluda Grade Diorama, one-of-a-kind train models, and a train exhibit photo op and so much more! Visit our website to learn more about Saluda Train Tales, and other events held here! Plan a trip for the most fascinating tales of history and lay your eyes on the amazing history and interesting exhibits packed into this old depot! The depot, built-in 1903, on Highway 176 about ¼ mile past the bridge, is on the National Registry of Historic Places.