Olustee Depot in the Osceola National Forest in Florida
The Olustee Depot is a small building with a big history. It served as both a passenger and freight station for many years and is now a visitors information center. The interpretive displays explain the important roles the railroad and timber industries played in the development of north Florida. Hands-on panels, a talking telephone and antique timber and railroad tools give you the feeling of stepping back to the early 1900s. As you walk across the thick, heart-pine floor of the Freight Room, notice the grooves made from years of rolling turpentine barrels on and off the train.