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Oregon Depot Museum

401 Collins St, Oregon, IL 61061

History Museums

The Oregon Depot has a history going back more than a century. It is being restored to honor railroading and its importance in American history. It is open for tours Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. as the restoration project continues.

The Oregon Depot that stands today was built by the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railway in 1913. This one-time attractive and modern edifice served rail travelers until 1971 when Amtrak discontinued service to Oregon. After modifying the depot's interior, the Burlington Northern continued to use the structure for office space until 1986, when the property was sold to the city for one dollar. The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, but through years of non-use and neglect, the once proud depot suffered. In 2001, an ambitious and dedicated group of people began a project that continues today, The Oregon Depot Restoration Project. Go to the website for a virtual tour of the depot and details on Oregon railroad history, the ongoing restoration of the depot, and the people who made it all happen. The Depot Museum is open for tours on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.

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  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: Closed
  • Thu: Closed
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
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