The Dennison Depot, built in 1873 and recently designated as a National Historic Landmark, stands as a proud symbol of Dennison’s vast railroad heritage. Purchased by the Village of Dennison from Conrail in 1984, the Depot was originally restored by a strong grassroots volunteer group and local vocational school students. It reopened in 1989 in memory of the many railroad employees, servicemen and women, and travelers who passed through its doors.
From 1992 to 2007, the Depot has undergone four additional phases of restoration. Preservation efforts focused on brick, sandstone, chimneys and water drainage. All architectural elements – brackets, eaves, sunbursts, dormer and stained glass windows were restored and rebuilt. Original signs were reproduced and rehung. And much needed ammenities such as restrooms, office space, handicap ramps and a beautiful Victorian era safety fence added to the platform.
Railroad was king and every troop train was greeted with a smile and free cup of coffee. That hospitality and free coffee still exist today when you visit our beautifully restored 1873 Pennsylvania Railroad Depot that houses a museum, restaurant, and gift shop.
At our Museum, and in the new Children’s Wing, you will never run out of family fun! Climb in a caboose. Use your binoculars to watch the trains in the model train room. Sleep in a Pullman Bunk. Send a telegraph message to the Railroad Tower. Pack your hobo satchel. Explore the engine house, ticket office and watchman’s shanty while you go on Bing’s Scavenger Hunt (our famous WWI dog!). Explore the fun!
Admission:Adults : $8.00 Seniors/Students : $6.00 Children (7 to 17) : $4.00
Hours Of Operation:Tuesday – Friday : 10am to 5pm Saturday : 11am to 4pm Sunday : 11am to 3pm