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Batavia Depot Museum, Batavia

4.7
#165 of 236 in Museums in Illinois
Permanent exhibits include railroad history, windmill industry, early settlers, Mary Todd Lincoln at Bellevue Place, and interactive exhibits in a 1907 CB&Q caboose. We are located next to the Fox River Bike Trail and the Batavia Riverwalk - plan to spend the day!

OPEN BY APPT ONLY DEC-FEB. Call 630-406-5274 for appt.
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4.3
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  • The depot museum contains a terrific overview of what has made Batavia such a warm and wonderful place to live. The docents are enthusiastic and the community supports this neat place to visit. Fun fo...  more »
  • Lots of items of interest in a historic depot building -- take note of the Mary Todd Lincoln section -- she was confined to a mental hospital here.  more »
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  • Nice little history of Batavia Museum. They are working on raising money for an expansion. They have many more items they are not able to display because of space. The main Museum is an old train depot from the 1800's. They have some unusual items, a bed and dresser from an insane asylum that Mary Todd Lincoln stayed in.
  • Historical and the exhibits are put together with a lot of care and expertise.

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