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Great Western Depot

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The Movie "Lincoln"

The old, but fully restored depot, features exhibits from Steven Spielberg's film "Lincoln... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
William B
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Privately owned, but ground floor is open with exhibits

This is the depot from which Lincoln departed for the White House. There is a short film and a few... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Oxford, Mississippi
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930 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1918
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's beyond expectations for what it is. A lawyer history buff purchased this original train depot, remodeled half for his offices and restored the rest as a train station/history display. The space is only open during office hours, but it is completely separate and entered...More

Thank SarahU273
Reviewed August 31, 2018

If you are in the area, stop in for ten minutes to poke around. There isn't much to see, but currently there is an exhibit from Spielberg's movie about Lincoln.

Thank LocaLola24
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We stopped on our way out of town. The last place we wanted to visit on this trip to Springfield. We listen to many audio books about Lincoln and this was a place we wanted to see along with the building that was the Chenery...More

Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed July 27, 2018

The old, but fully restored depot, features exhibits from Steven Spielberg's film "Lincoln", starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. You can see the actual costumes and some sets used in the production. It was a unique exhibition, but ends in October 2018 I believe.

Thank William B
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We saw the Lincoln in the Movies exhibit which was small in scale but interesting. The video presentation gave more information behind the scenes.

Thank Lou P
Reviewed July 6, 2018

I'd highly recommend a quick stop at the Great Western Depot, as this is the location Lincoln delivered his farewell speech when he left for Washington DC. It was also the last time he gave a speech in Springfield as he never again returned to...More

Thank JodieLovesSun
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

This Depot is now privately owned, beautifully restored, and well maintained. The owners have done a great job and the lower level is worth seeing. There are several displays worth your time but only plan on 1/2 hour.

Thank moodymolly
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This is the depot from which Lincoln departed for the White House. There is a short film and a few exhibits.

Thank mkitchens
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Not much to see. The caboose is not there to see. Skip this if time is short or if you are too tired to walk to it. Disappointing.

Thank janet s
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Research Library sit next door, just across the street from the old, Springfield Train Depot. The old depot was in use until 1971. After the Lincoln Museum and Library sites were secured and building was started, the old depot underwent...More

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Mandy E
July 16, 2016|
Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
You can easily park on the street.