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Lincoln Depot


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Three months after his election in November 1860, Abraham Lincoln left Springfield for Washington, D.C. to become the 16th President of the United States. The special train that would take him there left the Great Western Depot on the rainy morning of Monday, February 11, 1861, the last day Lincoln spent in Springfield.
From the back of the train, Abraham Lincoln gave his farewell speech as he departed for Washington, D.C.


Admission: Free
Hours: April-August - Daily: 10am-4pm
Address: 10th & Monroe
Phone: 217-544-8695

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