Lincoln Depot Museum and its collection

Lincoln Depot Museum

The Lincoln Depot Museum is situated at 41 South Water Street in Peekskill, New York. It is housed within the Peekskill Freight Depot, a location steeped in history. This museum is a significant site for those interested in the life and times of President Abraham Lincoln, as it preserves the history of his connection with Peekskill.

Management and Mission of the Lincoln Depot Museum

The Lincoln Depot Museum is managed by the Lincoln Depot Foundation. The foundation's mission is to preserve the history of the connection between Abraham Lincoln and Peekskill. This makes the museum a valuable resource for those interested in learning more about this aspect of American history.

Historical Significance of the Peekskill Freight Depot

On February 19, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln's inaugural train made a stop at the Peekskill Freight Depot. During this visit, Lincoln gave a brief speech, marking a significant event in the history of Peekskill. This event is one of the key historical moments that the Lincoln Depot Museum aims to preserve and share with its visitors.

Lincoln's Funeral Train and Peekskill

Following President Lincoln's assassination in 1865, his funeral train retraced the route and made a stop in Peekskill on its way back to Springfield. This poignant event is another significant part of the history that the Lincoln Depot Museum seeks to preserve.

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Lincoln Depot Museum
10 S Water St
NY 10566 Peekskill
New York

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
13:00 – 16:00
13:00 – 16:00


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10 S Water St, Peekskill

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