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Address: 930 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1918
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Great piece of history, not much content here

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
mowakey
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Baraga, Michigan
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Baraga, Michigan
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 pictures on the walls, a certificate given to the conductor that transported Lincoln's body and... More 

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United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank RandV V
Chicago, Illinois
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229 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 still rumble by. A nice vintage piece of Lincoln history, and it's free.

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Thank Ace J
Laguna Niguel, California
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271 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Nothomemuch
Indianapolis, Indiana
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78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. We actually planned the beginning of our trip around being able to make it to... More 

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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56 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

There isn't a lot there, but it is interesting to see the things on display. It is free and if you are needing a break, this would be a good place to stop.

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mpls,mn
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64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Lincoln Depot is the site of the Springfeld farewell address. Be sure to visit on a day that Mr. Lincoln attends to read his speech. The depot is small, but has a decent selection of historical photos and information. The site is free to visit, and metered parking is available on the street.

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Cedar Rapids
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We saw this while on the Lincoln Ghost walking tour (this I don't highly recommend). However this historical landmark is where Lincoln gave his farewell to Springfield speech when he won the presidential election. We did no go in the building.

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Thank 67heathera
Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This depot is not on the beaten path. You really have to want to see the spot where Lincoln left Springfield to make the trek. Probably little visited but an impressive space - even smells like an old depot.

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