Hotel Halbrook Railroad & Local History Museum
Address & Contact Information
100 Frank Clement Place
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 446-0535 (fax)
P.O. Box 306
Dickson, TN 37056-0306
Please verify hours by calling the site before visiting.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday
About Hotel Halbrook Railroad & Local History Museum State Historic Site
The Hotel Halbrook Railroad & Local History Museum ( known locally as the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum) has been restored to reflect life in the early 20th Century, which was a defining era for the Dickson community. The 1913 building is one of the few remaining examples of a railroad hotel in a small Tennessee town.
The first floor lobby and an upstairs hotel room have been furnished to represent the hotel's railroad heritage which is, of course, Dickson's heritage. This interpretation also includes the hotel dining room. The drummer's (traveling salesman) room, now used as the museum's gift shop, often served as a gathering place for drummers after meals and in the evenings. The Goad-Clement family rooms are located on the first floor and have been restored to the 1920-22 period.
Other exhibits include Dickson County history and commerce, the Civil War, the railroad, and an exhibit space for traveling exhibits and special programs.
Governor Frank Goad Clement was born in Room #5 on June 2, 1920. Clement became the longest serving modern Tennessee Governor (1953-59; 1963-67) and, at age 32, the nation's youngest. During his tenure which led to national prominence, Clement organized the state's first department of mental health, oversaw the planning and construction of Tennessee's Interstate Highway System, provided free textbooks for students, and successfully led the state through integration of public schools.
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