The Montpelier Train Depot
The 1910 Montpelier Train Depot: In the Time of Segregation
The Restored Montpelier Train Depot
Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the exhibit In the Time of Segregation is self-guided. Interpretive panels found in and outside the depot address the local African-American community who lived in this area throughout the period of segregation, the codification of laws which dictated that blacks and whites be given "separate but equal" accommodation, a look at those who worked in the depot as agents and postmasters, and the operation of passenger, freight and mail service by rail.
Today, the Montpelier Station Train Depot is home to the exhibit described above, while it continues to house an active U.S. Post Office, located in the restored freight room.
Montpelier Train Depot
Built in 1910 by William duPont from plans provided by the railway, the Train Depot allowed duPont to travel to his work in Delaware and receive goods shipped to Montpelier.