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North Lee County Historical Society

Santa Fe Railway Depot, 810 10th Street, Fort Madison, IA 52627
+1 319-372-7661
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Nice Little Museum

We stopped here on a Sunday afternoon, because the place is only open on Sunday afternoons. The... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Lorin G
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Cool place for family visit............

This historic train depot is located near River View Park and is a great place to get outside... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
b r
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Austin, Texas
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Santa Fe Railway Depot, 810 10th Street, Fort Madison, IA 52627
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We stopped here on a Sunday afternoon, because the place is only open on Sunday afternoons. The museum is small but well kept. The staff was nice and helpful. If railroad museums are your thing, then this is a must stop. Also, one can tour...More

1  Thank Lorin G
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This historic train depot is located near River View Park and is a great place to get outside. Kids loved the trains. The Fort is also at this location and gives even more stuff to do within walking distance.

1  Thank b r
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We stopped in here because we love trains and history. This museum is in the old Santa Fe Depot and has a lot of the odds and ends you find in many historical society collections. What made this place delightful were the two gentlemen, volunteers,...More

1  Thank LibraryLady_12
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The hosts are very happy to share historic facts and displays throughout the station building. If you like transportation and 20th century history, then I recommend you give this museum a visit. Nice gift shop, I enjoyed my time here. A great stop if the...More

1  Thank anotherrailfan
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The displays in the museum are most interesting and it is fun taking a look at the old railroad car. I would have liked to spend more time there, but had to depart. Will definitely go back again when I have more time.

1  Thank Christina S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I went there on vacation 2 months ago and I liked the place so much and it has so much history to it and I liked the railroad exhibit that they had there.

1  Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is the actual depot that was used for years by Santa Fe Railroads in Fort Madison, IA. It has been maintained by the Historical Society and contains a lot of interesting memorabilia and artifacts from gone-by eras.

1  Thank Jo F
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Having taken grandkids a few years ago, i was expecting the same viewing of items. This time, there was an area "under construction." The tour guide showed us the items and explained them, yet it was a bit messy. We were so glad to have...More

1  Thank Brightens
Reviewed 14 December 2015

I was on a working assignment when I first stopped in to the Society. They were very helpful with maps and directions. The company I used to be employed by had a history of sending field staff out with nothing to go on, the Historical...More

1  Thank Pam B
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Exceeded our expectations! The gentleman who toured us really knew his history of Fort Madison! Such an interesting museum! So much to view, touch & learn!

1  Thank Nancy C
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