Bourne, Massachusetts: Grover Cleveland's Personal Train Station

When you're a late 19th century President of the United States and you're on vacation, you get your own train station.

Address:
8 Aptucxet Rd, Bourne, MA
Directions:
On the north side of Aptucxet Rd, at its intersection with Old Monument Neck Rd, next to the windmill.
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Grover Cleveland's Personal Railroad Station

The Cleveland's used Gray Gables, their property on Cape Cod, as their Summer White House during Grover's second term as U.S. President. A train station with a direct telegraph line to Washington was built for the first family's personal use near their home in Buzzards Bay. Long after the Cleveland's abandoned the Cape in 1904, their train depot was transformed into a cottage. In 1976, after it was threatened with demolition, it was rescued and relocated a short distance to the grounds of the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum. A life-size Grover Cleveland greets visitors by the depot doorway. A small exhibit inside explains the President's connection to the area and showcases some of First Daughter Ruth Cleveland's toys.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 06/12/2019]
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