Ashland's Historic Railroad District

Ashland's Historic Railroad District

RR-district-photoIn 1887, when they drove the last spike on the rails along A Street in Ashland, they completed the railroad that encircled the nation. That Golden Spike marked the beginning of our connection to markets along the West Coast and far beyond. As you seek extraordinary shops, galleries and restaurants, complete your search with a circle through the Railroad District.
Today you can discover unique galleries and artist studios, inns and cafes, music, a railroad museum and metaphysical center among the buildings that stand near the site where a grand station once received passengers from distant cities.
Train time was exciting. At the sound of an approaching whistle, horse-drawn coaches would rush down to A Street to be the first to meet the passengers and get a spot to park. Parking is easier here nowadays, and it's only a short saunter from downtown. Nearby restaurants would bang gongs to lure hungry passengers past the station dining room.
History is made every day. Artists at work in their studios welcome you to witness as they demonstrate glassblowing, ceramics, stone sculpting, digital printmaking, drawing, and painting.

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