Old Depot Museum
Ottawa, KS 66067
This two-story, limestone depot was built in 1888 and served as a passenger depot for the Santa Fe Railroad. Today it houses the Franklin County Historical Society Museum featuring 12 rooms of exhibits, an HO model train room, a Victorian parlor, one-room school, general store and agricultural exhibits. Closed in January & February. The two-story passenger depot built in 1888, today serves as a museum. Exhibits include a model railroad layout; displays tracing the life of famed abolitionist John Brown; Silkville, the utopian community created to raise silkworms; a Victorian parlor, general store, military room and more. Fourth grade classes are welcome to the museum from 9-1 during school months to have class in the one room school house. Just call the museum to make arrangements. The museum also features various traveling exhibits. Open Tuesday- Saturday 9am-4pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm, closed Mondays, for special events and group tours. ADMISSION: Adults $3, Students $1, Preschoolers FREE.