Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and funeral with an historic recreation of his final trip from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, IL.

Lanterns from Original Train will Once Again Make History

We are honored and humbled to have been loaned two brass lanterns that were on the 1865 Lincoln funeral train. The lanterns will be displayed on the replicated funeral coach. Thank you to Dante Stephensen for his generous support of this project, and for entrusting us with these priceless pieces of American history.

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Historic Undertaking

The "United States" was the railroad equivalent of Air Force One. Lincoln never rode in it alive. It was converted to a funeral car after his death.

The recreation of the historic Lincoln funeral train, and its route from D.C. to Springfield, Ill., is an undertaking of historic proportions.

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