The Old Depot Museum is located at 135 W. Tecumseh, Ottawa KS 66067. From I-35, take exit #187 onto K-68 highway and go three miles to the intersection with US-59 or Main Street in Ottawa. Turn left onto Main Street and immediately turn right onto Tecumseh. The Depot Museum is just ahead on the right side of the street. The entrance and parking lot are to the west of the museum.
Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. and 1-4 p.m. Sun. The museum will be open for regular hours on July 4, 2012.
The museum was a gift of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to the Franklin County Historical Society in 1962. It was opened to the public on July 4, 1963. The Society received a federal ISTEA grant in 1996 to completely rehabilitate the structure, reroofing it and adding an elevator and heating and cooling. The reopening of the facility was on July 4, 1999.
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The Old Depot Museum, opened 1963
The Santa Fe Passenger Depot, opened 1888