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THE MOST UNIQUE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
UNDER ONE ROOF

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

EMMIE & FRIENDS
Hand made Craft collectibles created by Emmie and Friends. MADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU !
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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.

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Announcements

WHISTLE STOP SPECIALS
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6 days ago

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Summer is winding down with the scent of fall in the air. As you travel to the beautiful mountains be sure to stop by and enjoy all of the precious memories we have to share. SEE Y'ALL SOON. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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Come join us this Summer for fun and stroll down memory lane! ... See MoreSee Less

Come join us this Summer for fun and stroll down memory lane!

 

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The R.V. Park has a peaceful and relaxing setting. So close to all the lovely sights and attractions from Franklin to Highlands and beyond. The Whistle Stop Depot is an added bonus! The treasures and memories for all ages make for an enjoyable day. We have many vendors that moved with us from our old location plus several new vendors. We all look forward to a busy and delightful future at this location in the old Cullasaja Elementary School. Thank you all for being a part of history preserved.

I love this campground...so clean and close to one of the most gorgeous places... Highlands, NC with its gorgeous waterfalls and unprecedented mountain scenery! Not to mention Whistle Stop Depot has some of the most historic and beautiful antiques I’ve ever seen.

Definitely something for everyone. We have some of the best vendors with amazing ideas in displaying memories for sale . Besides the " memories ", many of our valued customers comment what a clean & happy place to spend their time .

I haven't see those 1st 3 things - are they in the RV park? I'll have to get me an RV! love shopping (and displaying) at Whistle Stop Depot ! Love the people there too ♥

1 month ago

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WE WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! Come join us and check out the GREAT 4th of July sales in MANY booths. Hope to see you soon! ... See MoreSee Less

WE WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! Come join us and check out the GREAT 4th of July sales in MANY booths. Hope to see you soon!
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Whistle Stop Depot
145 River Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
828.349.1600