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worth a short visit if visting downtown Peekskill

The pretext for this museum is the fact that Lincoln stopped her for a two minute campaign speech... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2017
RutgersGuy
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Philadelphia, PA
Site of Lincoln's stop as president pre elect.

Small rail depot on actual site of Lincoln visit and speech to the town. Also site of funeral train... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2015
Instead74
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Commack, New York
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Aug 26, 2017
“worth a short visit if visting downtown Peekskill”
Jul 24, 2016
“Lame”
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10 S Water St, Peekskill, NY, Peekskill, NY 10566-2034
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

The pretext for this museum is the fact that Lincoln stopped her for a two minute campaign speech and his funeral also passed through here. It's a nice touch of local history, which some interesting facts about the Civil War era. You can expect to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

I was excited to visit this place (limited hours so had to plan)but it turned out to be a disappointment. The first exhibit that showed some of the horrors of slavery started to show progress, but it went downhill from there with not much to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Kirsten_McKeon
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Who knew this charming little depot was going to be so engrossing? PERFECT for the Lincoln buff, but the collection and installation is worth visiting regardless of whether you're a Civil War re-enacter or just someone on a day trip to a quaint Hudson River...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Housed in a train station, this was the site of a 'whistle stop' speech by Abraham Lincoln on his way to his inauguration in 1861. Good collection of Lincoln and Civil War memorabilia and sculptures. Very much worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Joe W
Reviewed May 21, 2015

Small rail depot on actual site of Lincoln visit and speech to the town. Also site of funeral train where military schools in the area were front and center to grieve. The museum is just getting started and is full of promise.the area bakery is...More

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank Instead74
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