Groups of all ages will love the Lincoln Train Museum as they journey through time with President Lincoln and browse through interactive train layouts and historical collections.
When visiting with groups of more than ten, reservations are required. Larger groups are separated into smaller groups of approximately ten each and are rotated through the museum programs.
One group may begin their tour in our Hallway of American History where they will experience the history of our nation from the days of our Founding Fathers through 911 by means of a walking talking wall with President Lincoln. The hallway is enhanced with paintings, relics, dioramas and images of American history.
A second group begins their tour with President Lincoln's funeral route in the operating train layout. As the train runs the rails from Washington, DC to Springfield, Il, guests hear the history of the event as well as view images of the journey on a screen above the layout.
A third group boards and rides our recreated Funeral Car United States where guests hear a bit of history pertaining to the funeral journey and are joined by the spirit of Abraham Lincoln as he expresses his love of America. Videos of American history enhance this program and the train feels as though it is rolling along the tracks while scenery passes by the windows on one side of the train.
The museum also offers free exploration through our train collection including an actual 1899 Bobber Caboose, which stands outside the museum, that students may board and have photos taken upon. Throughout the museum, guests are free to explore our interactive model train layout that they may operate on their own, history collections including President Lincoln, Civil War, World Wars, politics, Hollywood, sports and the Wild West. Collections include a variety of items from sports cards and photos, stamps, plates, relics, the Death Mask of Abraham Lincoln, a Funeral Cockade and ribbon from Abraham Lincoln's funeral, gun collections, early communication devices, albums, toys, historical figures and more.
With all this to explore, many guests enjoy participating in our scavenger hunt as they explore the museum. We also have a station set up to color or write cards and letters of appreciation to our American Heroes. Throughout the year, we send appreciation letters to our military, police and EMS heroes as well as send Christmas cards from our guests during the Christmas season. Students are welcome to participate as they explore the museum.
The museum offers the ideal opportunity to learn and be inspired by our nation's history
We have a gift shop and work very hard to keep our prices at the lowest rates possible. We do not allow students to purchase knives or swords, an adult must make these purchases if the students are permitted.
You are welcome to pay upon arrival. We accept cash, checks and credit cards and do not require deposits. We look forward to working with you.
- Student Travel
- Handicap Accessible
- Group Tour Contact : Karen Saylor
- General : Student Friendly, Gift Shop
Group Tour Information
- Average Time Required : 1 HOUR
- # Required for Group Discount : 10