Established in late 1999, the owner’s vision for the Whistle Stop Depot was to create a place where visitors can see and touch history through the years. This vision has become the most unique shopping experience under one roof!

Whistle Stop Depot is located in the beautiful town of Franklin, a place that is rich with culture and heritage, and can be found on the southern side of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina.

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Hodge Podge

We are an Arts and Craft co-op with a variety of artisans ranging from knitting, 18" doll clothes, quilts and wooden toys.


Dishes, vintage China, all types of crystal glassware and glasses. Vintage items, small antiques, and custom made small furniture pieces.

White Buffalo
General Store

We have curios, collectibles, vintage, bric a brac and antiques. It's a blast from the past and an abundance of good memories.




Whistle Stop Depot added 3 new photos.

1200 square ft addition ready for moving in!!! We are all very excited for the new vendors, and vendors expanding. Can't wait for the finished look.
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1200 square ft addition ready for moving in!!! We are all very excited for the new vendors, and vendors expanding. Cant wait for the finished look.

Whistle Stop Depot will be open 10 am- 5 pm Labor Day! Stop by and enjoy looking around our new location in a historic school house setting. We look forward to seeing you there. ... See MoreSee Less

I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the customers of Whistle Stop and say just how much we appreciate you. Each day at the Whistle Stop is unique because of the unique customers we have. People from all walks of life and all parts of the country. Some of you come by every year while on vacation, or just while traveling through, but no matter the case, you are the ones that make the job worth while. The stories that are shared and the friendships that are made, it feels more like a family reunion at times than a place of business. Some are even able to teach us things we didn't know.

Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm over the new place. Glad to know that everyone loves it just as much as we do. Looking forward to seeing you soon!!!

Thank you from The Whistle Stop Depot Gang
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Whistle Stop DepotThank you Gudrun Marchant! We feel it also makes a better shopping experience for our customers as well.

1 month ago

Kay WebbPrecisely my sentiments. I love every day there. I love the Whistle Stop "Family". I love the people who come through the doors. ❤️

1 month ago   ·  3

Gudrun MarchantIt shows that you enjoy being there!

1 month ago   ·  1

Fay Daughtrey FaucherAgree 110%. An awesome environment of " friends that are like family". So blessed .

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Whistle Stop Depot
145 River Rd
Franklin, NC 28734