Itasca Historical Depot Museum

Hours & Admission

Admission is free!

        Tue/Thu: 11 am-4 pm 
        Sat: 10 am-3 pm          

          Tue/Thu: 11 am-4 pm 
          Wed: 3:30-8:30 pm 
          Sat/Sun: 10 am-3 pm



Depot Museum Programs (Link)

Depot Programming

View the Depot Museum Programming page to learn about Depot Discoveries, Train Time, and more.

Upcoming Exhibits

  • Historical Itasca Toys
See a review of the Depot Museum from the DuPage Convention and Visitor's Bureau.


The Historical Depot Museum and 1939 Milwaukee Road Rib-Side Caboose restorations are complete. 

View a Daily Herald video about the caboose move with the following link:,AAAAAGLvCOU~,K_spvtxyxDTc3q2Xv2oNkIYku4IbzsK_&bclid=0&bctid=2210061045001

View the Depot Museum renovation pictures as well as the 1993 Milwaukee Road Rib-Side Caboose renovation pictures.
History of the Depot

Dr. Elijah Smith founded Itasca and had the foresight to see how a railroad would shape Itasca's future. He donated his own land for the railroad right of way and the $400 to build the Itasca Depot in 1873. The Itasca Depot served as the Itasca train station from 1873-1976.

In 1976, a new station was built directly next to the original. Once the new station was completed, the 103 year-old station was slated to be demolished. The Itasca Historical Society rallied and saved the depot from this fate. It was moved on December 6, 1976, down Irving Park Road 864 feet to its current location. Since then it has served at the Itasca Historical Depot Museum.

Depot Museum address: 101 North Catalpa, Itasca
, IL