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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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Hodge Podge
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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 !
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.

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WHISTLE STOP SPECIALS
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1 week ago

Whistle Stop Depot

One of the many GREAT things about having all of these precious memories here in the old Cullasaja Elementary School are the precious memories that walk through our doors. We would like you to meet Kenneth Mashburn and Don Hall. They were some of the FIRST students to walk these halls when the doors opened in 1949. Listening to their stories of students, teachers and of course the principal is truly priceless! Thank you both for sharing so much with us here. If anyone happens to run into Mr. Mashburn be SURE to ask him about the " white shoe" . ... See MoreSee Less

One of the many GREAT things about having all of these precious memories here in the old Cullasaja Elementary School are the precious memories that walk through our doors. We would like you to meet Kenneth Mashburn and Don Hall. They were some of the FIRST students to walk these halls when the doors opened in 1949. Listening to their stories of students, teachers and of course the principal is truly priceless! Thank you both for sharing so much with us here. If anyone happens to run into Mr. Mashburn  be SURE to ask him about the  white shoe .

 

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That’s really cool!

One of the many great benefits of working at Whistle Stop is in being able to inter react with our great customers.

2 weeks ago

Whistle Stop Depot

FALL IS DEFINATELY IN THE AIR!! Here at the Whistle Stop Depot we would like to THANK all of our wonderful DEALERS and CUSTOMERS. Without you the joy of walking down memory lane would not be possible. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you for selling our beautiful, unusual treasures! I’ve found several there myself recently! Those old fashioned candy bins are calling my name!🤗🙋🏻‍♀️

4 weeks ago

Whistle Stop Depot

As you travel through the beautiful Carolina's don't forget to stop by The Whistle Stop Depot for a fun and relaxing day! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you so much. As one of our many dealers we appreciate you. We truly appreciate ALL of our dealers.

YAY Whistle Stop Depot! I was there this morning

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Whistle Stop Depot
145 River Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
828.349.1600