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North Lee County Historical Society

Santa Fe Railway Depot, 810 10th Street, Fort Madison, IA 52627
+1 319-372-7661
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Welcoming Gentlemen and Lots of Stuff

We stopped in here because we love trains and history. This museum is in the old Santa Fe Depot... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
LibraryLady_12
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Aurora, Illinois, United States
Very clean and well maintained historic site. Station is in great condition.

The hosts are very happy to share historic facts and displays throughout the station building. If... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
anotherrailfan
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Riverside, California
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Santa Fe Railway Depot, 810 10th Street, Fort Madison, IA 52627
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We stopped in here because we love trains and history. This museum is in the old Santa Fe Depot and has a lot of the odds and ends you find in many historical society collections. What made this place delightful were the two gentlemen, volunteers,...More

Thank LibraryLady_12
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The hosts are very happy to share historic facts and displays throughout the station building. If you like transportation and 20th century history, then I recommend you give this museum a visit. Nice gift shop, I enjoyed my time here. A great stop if the...More

Thank anotherrailfan
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The displays in the museum are most interesting and it is fun taking a look at the old railroad car. I would have liked to spend more time there, but had to depart. Will definitely go back again when I have more time.

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I went there on vacation 2 months ago and I liked the place so much and it has so much history to it and I liked the railroad exhibit that they had there.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is the actual depot that was used for years by Santa Fe Railroads in Fort Madison, IA. It has been maintained by the Historical Society and contains a lot of interesting memorabilia and artifacts from gone-by eras.

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Having taken grandkids a few years ago, i was expecting the same viewing of items. This time, there was an area "under construction." The tour guide showed us the items and explained them, yet it was a bit messy. We were so glad to have...More

Thank Brightens
Reviewed 14 December 2015

I was on a working assignment when I first stopped in to the Society. They were very helpful with maps and directions. The company I used to be employed by had a history of sending field staff out with nothing to go on, the Historical...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Exceeded our expectations! The gentleman who toured us really knew his history of Fort Madison! Such an interesting museum! So much to view, touch & learn!

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Visited with my small nephew and nieces. The caboose was their favorite part. Mr Andrews gave us a personal tour through the museum and it was very informative. I'm from FM did not realize all of the history in our small town.

Thank Molly E W
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My wife and I were the only 2 there when we stopped and a nice gentleman gave us a very thorough tour of the museum. He was extremely knowledgeable and had answers for everything about the area around Fort Madison. The museum is fairly expansive...More

Thank wundirboy
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