The 1947 Freedom Train Itinerary (1947 – 1949)

We are so excited to provide you with this map of the journey the Freedom Train took years ago! Please refer to the itinerary below to find the exact date that the 1947 Freedom Train stopped in your city, town or state!
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Click through the different locations below to view photos of when the train stopped through these cities!

[All photos from http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/]

Columbus, GA

December 30, 1947

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Missoula, Montana, April 15, 1948

The 1947 Freedom Train Itinerary (1947 – 1949)

Date City, State Stop Notes
September 17 – 19, 1947 Philadelphia, PA 1 The Grand Opening Day! On September 17, 1947 the Freedom Train began its journey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! This was the 160th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Many people signed “The Freedom Scroll”, which was a promise to keep the beliefs of freedom. Thousands of more people signed it as the Freedom Train traveled around the United States!
September 20 Atlantic City, NJ 2 *
September 21 Trenton, NJ 3 *
September 22 Elizabeth, NJ 4 *
September 23 Patterson, NJ 5 *
September 24 – 26 New York, NY 6 *
September 27 Brooklyn, NY 7 *
September 28 Jamaica (Long Island), NY 8 *
September 30 Van Nest (Bronx), NY 9 *
October 1 Stamford, CT 10 *
October 2 Bridgeport, CT 11 *
October 3 Waterbury, CT 12 *
October 4 Hartford, CT 13 *
October 5 New Haven, CT 14 *
October 7 New London, CT 15 *
October 8 Providence, RI 16 *
October 9 Worcester, MA 17 *
October 10 Lynn, MA 18 *
October 11 Boston, MA (North Station) 19 *
October 12 Boston, MA (South Station) 20 *
October 13 Rutland, VT 21 *
October 15 Burlington, VT 22 *
October 16 Montpelier, VT 23 *
October 17 Concord, NH 24 *
October 18 Nashau, NH 25 *
October 19 Lowell, MA 26 *
October 20 Lawrence, MA 27 *
October 22 Haverill, MA 28 *
October 23 Dover, NH 29 *
October 24 Augusta, ME 30 *
October 25 Bangor, ME 31 *
October 26 Lewiston, ME 32 *
October 27 Manchester, NH 33 *
October 28 Fitchburg, MA 34 *
October 30 Springfield, MA 35 *
October 31 Pittsfield, MA 36 *
November 1 Schenectady, NY 37 *
November 2 Utica, NY 38 *
November 4 Rome, NY 39 *
November 5 Syracuse, NY 40 *
November 6 Rochester, NY 41 *
November 7 Buffalo, NY 42 *
November 8 Elmira, NY 43 *
November 9 Binghamton, NY 44 *
November 11 Albany, NY 45 *
November 12 Scranton, PA 46 *
November 13 Wilks Barre, PA 47 *
November 14 Williamsport, PA 48 *
November 15 Altoona, PA 49 *
November 16 Harrisburg, PA 50 *
November 18 Reading, PA 51 *
November 19 Allentown, PA 52 *
November 20 Chester, PA 53 *
November 21 Wilmington, DE 54 *
November 22 Sallsbury, MD 55 *
November 23 Dover, DE 56 *
November 25 – 26 Baltimore, MD 57 *
November 27 – 28 Washington, DC 58 *
November 29 Charlottesville, VA 59 *
November 30 Lynchburg, VA 60 *
December 2 Roanoke, VA 61 *
December 3 Winston Salem, NC 62 *
December 4 Charlotte, NC 63 *
December 5 Greeneboro, NC 64 *
December 6 Raleigh, NC 65 *
December 7 Norfolk, VA 66 *
December 9 Richmond, VA 67 *
December 10 Wilmington, NC 68 *
December 11 Columbia, SC 69 *
December 12 Spartanburg, SC 70 *
December 13 Greenville, SC 71 *
December 14 Augusta, GA 72 *
December 16 Charlston, SC 73 *
December 17 Savannah, GA 74 *
December 18 Brunswick, GA 75 *
December 19 Jacksonville, FL 76 *
December 20 Miami, FL 77 *
December 21 Tampa, FL 78 *
December 22 Tallahassee, FL 79 *
December 23 Pensacola, FL 80 *
December 26 Mobile, AL 81 *
December 27 Montgomery, AL 82 *
December 28 Tuscaloosa, AL 83 *
December 29-30 Columbus, GA 84 View Images
December 31 Macon, GA 85 *
January 1 – 2, 1948 Atlanta, GA 86 *
January 3 Chatanooga, TN 87 *
January 4 Nashville, TN 88 *
January 6 Jackson, TN 89 *
January 7 – 8 New Orleans, LA 90 *
January 9 Hattisburg, MS 91 *
January 10 Meridian, MS 92 *
January 11 Jackson, MS 93 *
January 13 Vicksburg, MS 94 *
January 14 Monroe, LA 95 *
January 15 Alexandria, LA 96 *
January 16 Baton Rouge, LA 97 *
January 17 Shreveport, LA 98 *
January 18 Texarkana, AR/TX 99 *
January 19 Little Rock, AR 100 *
January 21 Pine Bluff, AR 101 *
January 22 Smith, AR 102 *
January 23 Muskogee, OK 103 *
January 24 Tulsa, OK 104 *
January 25 Oklahoma City, OK 105 *
January 27 Enid, OK 106 *
January 28 Ada, OK 107 *
January 29 Denison, TX 108 *
January 30 – 31 Dallas, TX 109 *
February 1 Ft. Worth, TX 110 *
February 2 Waco, TX 111 *
February 3 Tyler, TX 112 *
February 4 Beaumont, TX 113 *
February 5 – 6 Houston, TX 114 *
February 7 Galveston, TX 115 An 8th car is added to the Freedom Train for the first time. The dining car will provide more room for the Marines and staff as it is a very long, overnight trip to Harlington, Texas.
February 8 Harlingen, TX 116 *
February 10 Corpus Christi, TX 117 *
February 11 Austin, TX 118 *
February 12 San Antonio, TX 119 *
February 13 Del Rio, TX 120 *
February 14 El Paso, TX 121 *
February 15 Santa Fe, NM 122 *
February 16 Albuquerque, NM 123 *
February 18 Douglas, AZ 124 *
February 19 Tucson, AZ 125 *
February 20 Phoenix, AZ 126 *
February 21 Yuma, AZ 127 *
February 22 San Diego, CA 128 *
February 23 – 26 Los Angeles, CA 129 The Freedom Train was displayed along Exposition Boulevard. This was next to the University of Southern California.
February 27 Pasadena, CA 130
February 28 Long Beach, CA 131 *
February 29 San Bernardino, CA 132 *
March 1 – 8 San Bernardino, CA * The train was repainted and renewed at the Santa Fe shops in San Bernardino.
March 9 Riverside, CA 133 *
March 10 Bakersfield, CA 134 *
March 11 Fresno, CA 135 *
March 12 Modesto, CA 136 *
March 13 Stockton, CA 137 *
March 14 – 16 San Francisco, CA 138 The Freedom Train displayed along Crissy Field. This was next to Ft. Mason and the Presidio.
March 17 Palo Alto, CA 139 *
March 18 San Jose, CA 140 *
March 19 Oakland, CA 141 *
March 20 Sacramento, CA 142 *
March 21 Reno, NV 143 *
March 23 Elko, NV 144 *
March 24 Salt Lake City, UT 145 *
March 25 Provo, UT 146 *
March 26 Ogden, UT 147 *
March 27 Pocatello, ID 148 *
March 29 Boise, ID 149 *
March 30 Walla Walla, WA 150 *
March 31 Yakima, WA 151 *
April 1 – 2 Portland, OR 152 *
April 3 Eugene, OR 153 *
April 4 Corvalis, OR 154 *
April 6 Salem, OR 155 *
April 7 Olympia, WA 156 *
April 8 Tacoma, WA 157 *
April 9 – 10 Seattle, WA 158 *
April 12 Wanatchee, WA 159 *
April 13 Spokane, WA 160 *
April 14 Coeur d’ Alene, ID 161 *
April 15 Missoula, MT 162 *
April 16 Butte, MT 163 *
April 17 Helena, MT 164 *
April 18 Great Falls, MT 165 *
April 20 Billings, MT 166 *
April 21 Sheridan, WY 167 *
April 22 Rapid City, SD 168 View Images
April 23 Pierre, SD 169 *
April 24 Aberdeen, SD 170 *
April 26 Bismark, ND 171 *
April 27 Minot, ND 172 *
April 28 Jamestown, ND 173 *
April 29 Fargo, ND 174 *
April 30 Grand Forks, ND 175 *
May 1 Duluth, MN 176 *
May 2 Superior, WI 177 *
May 3 – 4 St. Paul, MN 178 *
May 5 – 6 Minneapolis, MN 179 *
May 7 Brainerd, MN 180 *
May 8 St. Cloud, MN 181 *
May 10 Willmar, MN 182 *
May 11 Watertown, SD 183 *
May 12 Souix Falls, SD 184 *
May 13 Souix City, IA 185 *
May 14 – 15 Omaha, NE 186 *
May 16 Lincoln, NE 187 *
May 17 Grand Island, NE 188 *
May 19 Alliance, NE 189 *
May 20 Casper, WY 190 *
May 21 Cheyenne, WY 191 *
May 22 – 23 Denver, CO 192 *
May 24 Colorado Springs,CO 193 *
May 25 Pueblo, CO 194 *
May 26 Trinidad, CO 195 *
May 27 Amarillo, TX 196 *
May 29 Hutchinson, KS 197 *
May 30 Wichita, KS 198 *
May 31 Emporia, KS 199 *
June 1 Topeka, KS 200 *
June 2 Lawrence, KS 201 *
June 3 Parsons, KS 202 *
June 4 Joplin, MO 203 *
June 5 Springfield, MO 204 *
June 6 – 7 Kansas City, MO 205 The Freedom Train was displayed at Kansas City Union Station.
June 9 St. Joseph, MO 206 *
June 10 Sedalia, MO 207 *
June 11 Jefferson City, MO 208 *
June 12 – 14 St. Louis, MO 209 *
June 15 Hannibal, MO 210 *
June 16 Quincey, IL 211 *
June 17 Burlington, IA 212 *
June 18 Iowa City, IA 213 *
June 19 Cedar Rapids, IA 214 *
June 20 Des Moines, IA 215 *
June 21 Davenport, IA 216 *
June 23 Rockford, IL 217 *
June 24 Madison, WI 218 *
June 25 La Crosse, WI 219 *
June 26 Eau Claire, WI 220 *
June 27 Wausau, WI 221 *
June 29 Green Bay, WI 222 *
June 30 Oshkosh, WI 223 *
July 1 – 2 Milwaukee, WI 224 *
July 3 Racine, WI 225 *
July 4 Kenosha, WI 226 *
July 5 – 9 Chicago, IL 227 *
July 10 Gary, IN 228 *
July 11 Joliet, IL 229 *
July 13 Peoria, IL 230 *
July 14 Bloomington, IL 231 *
July 15 Kankakee, IL 232 *
July 16 Champaign, IL 233 *
July 17 Decatur, IL 234 *
July 18 Springfield, IL 235 *
July 20 Bellville, IL 236 *
July 21 Cairo, IL 237 *
July 22 Paducah, KY 238 *
July 23 Evansville, IN 239 *
July 24 Vincennes, IN 240 View Images
July 25 Terre Haute, IN 241 *
July 27 Danville, IL 242 *
July 28 Logansport, IN 243 *
July 29 – 30 Indianapolis, IN 244 *
July 31 – August 1 Louisville, KY 245 *
August 2 Bowling Green, KY 246 *
August 3 Frankfort, KY 247 *
August 4 Lexington, KY 248 *
August 5 Ashland, KY 249 *
August 6 Portsmouth, OH 250 *
August 7 – 8 Cincinnati, OH 251 *
August 10 Muncie, IN 252 *
August 11 Ft. Wayne, IN 253 *
August 12 South Bend, IN 254 *
August 13 Kalamazoo, MI 255 *
August 14 Grand Rapids, MI 256 *
August 15 Muskegon, MI 257 *
August 17 Lansing, MI 258 *
August 18 Battle Creek, MI 259 *
August 19 Ann Arbor, MI 260 *
August 20 – 22 Detroit, MI 261 *
August 24 Jackson, MI 262 *
August 25 Flint, MI 263 *
August 26 Saginaw, MI 264 *
August 27 Port Huron, MI 265 *
August 28 Pontiac, MI 266 *
August 29 Dearborn, MI 267 *
August 30 Monroe, MI 268 *
August 31 Toledo, OH 269 *
September 1 Sandusky, OH 270 *
September 2 – 3 Cleveland, OH 271 *
September 4 Akron, OH 272 *
September 5 – 6 Columbus, OH 273 *
September 7 Dayton, OH 274 *
September 8 Springfield, OH 275 *
September 9 Lima, OH 276 *
September 10 Canton, OH 277 *
September 11 Youngstown, OH 278 *
September 12 Steubenville, OH 279 *
September 14 Wheeling, WV 280 *
September 15 – 17 Pittsburg, PA 281 President Harry Truman gave an amazing speech from the back platform while visiting the Freedom Train.
September 18 Erie, PA 282 *
September 19 Oil City, PA 283 *
September 21 Johnstown, PA 284 *
September 22 Cumberland, MD 285 *
September 23 Parkersburg, WV 286 *
September 24 Clarksburg, WV 287 *
September 25 Charleston, WV 288 *
September 26 Huntington, WV 289 *
September 28 Bluefield, WV 290 *
September 29 Bristol, TN 291 *
September 30 Johnson City, TN 292 *
October 1 Kingsport, TN 293 *
October 2 Knoxville, TN 294 *
October 3 Trinidad, CO 295 *
October 5 Oak Ridge, TN 296 *
October 6 Ashville, NC 297 *
October 7 Winchester, VA 298 *
October 8 Hagerstown, MD 299 *
October 9 York, PA 300 *
October 10 Lancaster, PA 301 *
October 11 Easton, PA 302 *
October 12 Morristown, PA 303 *
October 13 – 14 Jersey City, NJ 304 *
October 15 Princeton, NJ 305 *
October 16 – 17 Camden, NJ 306 *
October 19 Red Bank, NJ 307 *
October 20 Orange, NJ 308 *
October 21 Montclair, NJ 309 *
October 22 Passaic, NJ 310 *
October 23 Ridgewood, NJ 311 *
October 24 Hackensack, NJ 312 *
October 25 New Brunswick, NJ 313 *
October 26 Harve De Grace, MD 314 This marks the end of the initial tour.
October 27 Washington, DC * The documents are removed.
October 28 – November 15 Wilmington, DE * The Freedom Train is renewed and refreshed again for the ‘Northeast loop’ tour, which visited several cities in the Northeast. The tour then ended in Washington DC with the presidential inauguration in January. Almost all of the Marine Guards who were on the beginning of the tour did not continue on the train at this time. They were replaced with a fresh group of Marines.
November 16 – 17 Washington, DC * The documents are replaced on the train.
November 18 – 19 Gettysburg, PA 315 *
November 21 Frederick, MD 316 *
November 22 – 24 Newark, NJ 317 *
November 25 – 27 Staten Island 318 *
November 28 – December 6 Brooklyn, NY 319 *
December 7 – 12 Queens, NY 320 *
December 14 – 19 Bronx, NY 321 *
December 20 Van Nest, NY 322 *
December 21 New Rochelle, NY 323 *
December 22 White Plains, NY 324 *
December 23 Yonkers, NY 325 *
December 26 – January 1, 1949 New York, NY 326 *
January 3- 7 Boston, MA 327 *
January 8 – 13 Philadelphia, PA 328 *
January 15 Newport News, VA 329 *
January 16 – 22 Washington, DC 330 This marked the end of the Freedom Train tour along with the presidential inauguration of Harry Truman in January.
The 1947 Freedom Train is sure to be a family favorite and teacher treasure
for generations to come.
It’s an untold story that inspires patriotism, respect for all our military heroes,
and appreciation of our great freedoms!

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