Turner Depot

Turner Depot was the freight agency and depot in Turner, Indiana, located about 10 miles east of Terre Haute. Surviving in use until the 1940s, Turner was moved to the museum in 2005.

Built in the late 1800s by the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad, Turner Depot is your gateway to an era when anyone could ship an item on a train. Everything from bushels of corn, to boxes of pencils, to cans of milk came and went at Turner ... all you had to do was present it to the agent on duty and pay your ticket.

Throw a few chunks of coal into the stove, put some oil into the lamp, then sit down and help the agent on duty collect the waybills for the merchandise going out on the next train.

Turner's freight storage area now houses the museum's gift shop, where a variety of quality items ranging from t-shirts to coffee mugs to toy trains can be purchased to support the museum's operation.