Lincoln Depot

This restored railroad depot, located a few blocks from Abraham Lincoln's home, was where he started his inaugural journey to Washington, D.C. On February 11, 1861, a large crowd gathered outside to watch him board a special presidential train.

His son Robert stood at his side while he paid a special tribute to his friends and neighbors in a famous impromptu speech known as his "Farewell Address." Lincoln did not return to Springfield alive, and his speech reflected that possibility.

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