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Depot Welcome Center

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Rocky Mount's Historic Freight Train Depot serves as the Welcome Center to greet visitors to the Town and Franklin County. 

The welcome center provides a wealth of information on local attractions, lodging, restaurants and events. Our knowledgeable, welcoming staff will get you around Rocky Mount, down the Crooked Road to the Harvester, along local arts, wine and craft beer trails, or to any other regional destination. Brochures, travel guides and flyers provide visitors with information.

Built in 1912 to serve freight trains on the twisting "Punkin' Vine" route between Rocky Mount and Roanoke, the freight depot was restored as part of the Downtown Revitalization project in 1999.

The welcome center is open from noon to 6 pm Wednesday through Friday and is available for rent for private parties and events on an hourly basis. Security deposits are required. To rent the depot, fill out the Depot Rental Agreement (PDF). To inquire about availability, email the Depot or call them during operating hours at 540-489-0948.

The Depot is at 52 Franklin Street, adjacent to the Angle Bridge, just yards from U.S. 220 Business/North Main Street.