The Salisbury Railway Passenger Station, designed in the Spanish Mission Style by noted architect Frank P. Milburn, makes its eighth appearance on OctoberTour. In 1984, Historic Salisbury Foundation acquired the Station, then vacant and derelict after rail passenger service stopped in 1979. The Foundation raised funds from the local community and completed the renovation of the Station in 1993, 25 years ago. Today, the Salisbury Station receives more than 50,000 visitors a year and is notable for being a catalyst for the redevelopment of the surrounding neighborhood. It is a national landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is also recognized as one of Amtrak’s Great American Stations and has its own exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum.
This year, Salisbury Station will be the site of weekend ticket sales pick-ups and will be open as a tour site to railroad buffs and those who appreciate its grand Mission Style architecture. Tickets will be available at the window of the original ticket office! Photo by Sean Meyers