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Great Western Depot

930 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1918
+1 217-544-8695
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Ann historical place to visit.

Downtown Springfield has many Lincoln attractions, and this old train station is one of them. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lots of History

The depot was closed when we arrived so we didn't get to go inside but it was still worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Malden, Missouri
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930 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1918
+1 217-544-8695
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Downtown Springfield has many Lincoln attractions, and this old train station is one of them. It is wonderful that historical places which Mr. Lincoln frequented such as this depot, are still standing.

Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The depot was closed when we arrived so we didn't get to go inside but it was still worth a visit. The outside is well maintained with brochures and informational signs. This is where Lincoln gave his farewell speech to Springfield when he left to...More

Thank maldenmusic
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you enjoy history this was a very good stop. You can view the depot in less than an hour. Watch the video which was very informative.To think Lincoln left this depot as President elect and ultimately returned as our assassinated 16th President. How sad.

Thank calvene
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Wanted to go inside but was closed for the weekend. The building and grounds are in great shape and a nice place to walk around with the family.

Thank XWagonmaster
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth the visit, just for its place in history. There is a great brochure and video that have Lincoln's farewell speech. There is also a really neat example of a telegraph you can try, which the kids really enjoyed. There are some...More

Thank mowakey
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was able to see the reenactment of Lincoln's farewell addrss at the old depot. What a treat! The downstairs is nicely renovated and the upstairs is a well-designed law office. Worth a visit, for sure.

Thank RandV V
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This old Norfolk & Western depot was the location for Abraham Lincoln's farewell address as he departed for the White House. A law firm occupies part of the building. The inside waiting room is well-preserved. There are photos and plaques explaining its history. Freight trains...More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 10 September 2016

It was closed when I was there but you could see the building and the painting on the wall of the next building of Lincoln's departure to DC and his words that he might not return.

Thank Nothomemuch
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

It is small but has been preserved in an excellent manner so we thought it was well worth seeing plus there is no charge. Springfield is compact and very walkable from wherever you park which the cost is also very reasonable.

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I was so excited to learn that this was open again. The last time I was in the area as a tourist, this site could only be viewed from the outside. Now privately owned, the first floor is available to tourists as a small museum....More

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