Within walking distance from the very site that Abraham Lincoln ushered his Gettysburg Address is the Lincoln Train Museum, filled with interactive exploration of American history for all ages who visit!
The exhibits within the Lincoln Train Museum cover a range of rich American history, from the days of the founding fathers through to 9/11.
The collections showcase politics, and sports, even Hollywood and the Wild West. Kids can learn all about the Civil War, as well as US Military, and even as far as WWI and WWII. Naturally, you can learn about Abraham Lincoln himself!
Why Abraham Lincoln and trains, we hear you ask? Well, not only was Lincoln the 16th President, and emancipator of slaves, but he was also key in forging the American Rail Road System, which completely changed the landscape of the land!
So take the rail journey within the museum too, exploring the rapid changes the railroad made to the nation. Your journey includes the trip Lincoln made from Washington DC to Springfield, Illinois where his rests today, and even ride in his recreated funeral car.
History is waiting to be explored and enjoyed at the Lincoln Train Museum, where presentations and rail collections await, on the very ground that Lincoln once walked.