Overview of Batavia Depot Museum
Once the town’s Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Depot, now stands as the the Batavia Depot Museum. It was built in 1854 and is a two storeyed tall wooden structure. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this place will let you know all about the Batavia railway history. As you enter the museum, it will take you back to the times where one would stand at the window and buy a ticket. The museum houses railroad artifacts, photos and the ticket agent’s office. You can also see the water tanks that used to be placed along the railway tracks - a source of water for making steam to run the locomotives. What more, you can send messages through the Morse Code using the telegraph keys at the museum. This and much more makes Batavia Depot Museum an interesting place to visit when you are in the neighbourhood.
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- Bus number 802 to stop - Batavia Ave & Wilson St.
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Batavia Depot Museum Reviews & Ratings
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.
Looks small from the outside which is deceiving.. So much history inside and very well organized and very clean!
History is our worth preserve it wisely
Very pretty place, but we never made it inside! Didn't realize they are closed November through March.