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ATHENS

Abe Lincoln Long Nine Museum
200 S. Main St.
This building was built in 1832 by Colonel Matthew Rogers, and Lincoln visited here on many occasions. The building houses audio narrated diorama about Lincoln’s connection to Athens.
217-636-8755
www.a-lincoln-long-nine.com


BEMENT

Bryant Cottage State Historic Site
146 East Wilson St.
An 1856 cottage where tradition says Abraham Lincoln and his rival Stephen Douglas discussed their upcoming debates.
217-678-8184


BLOOMINGTON

David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
1000 E. Monroe St.
Judge David Davis’s estate offers a glimpse into the lives of the wealthy and powerful of its day. Davis helped Abraham Lincoln win the 1860 Presidential nomination; Lincoln appointed Davis to the U.S. Supreme Court. Explore the mansion’s Victorian furnishings and the most modern conveniences of the late 1800s.

309-828-1084

www.daviddavismansion.org


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CHARLESTON

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum
126 E. Street
Learn more about the 1858 political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.
217-348-0430

Thomas Lincoln Cemetery & Shiloh Church
8 miles south of Charleston, Lincoln Highway Road
The final resting place for a great many Civil War veterans and for Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s father and stepmother.
217-345-1845


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DANVILLE

Fithian Home
116 North Gilbert
Victorian Mansion on National Historic Register. Abe Lincoln stayed with his friend, Dr. Wm. Fithian and gave a speech from the balcony in 1858. Furniture, treasures, documents of yore.
217-442-2922 or 800-383-4386
www.vermilioncountymuseum.org

Lamon House
Lincoln Park
1031 N. Logan Ave.
This 1840s cottage was built by Joseph Lamon, cousin of Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln’s law partner.
217-442-2922 or 800-383-4386

Vermillion County Museum
116 North Gilbert St.
Replica of 1833 county courthouse where Lincoln practiced law. Exhibits include Lincoln Law Office, a one-room schoolhouse, natural history displays, coal mine shaft and much more.
217-442-2922


DECATUR

Macon County Historical Museum and Prairie Village
5580 North Folk Road
This living history museum features a train depot, schoolhouse, prairie store, a blacksmith shop, and the Lincoln Log Courthouse where Abraham Lincoln tried several judicial cases.
217-422-4919
www.mchsdecatur.org


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KANSAS

Lincoln Monument
325th (Coach) Road, 1 mile west of County Road 12
Picture Lincoln, the circuit lawyer on horseback, traveling the old route between Edgar and Coles counties. Rub his nose and leave a penny for luck at this monument.


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LERNA

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
400 S. Lincoln Highway Road
The last home of Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s father and stepmother. Sargent Farm, an 1840s living history farm, and program; new visitor center with exhibits and film; picnic areas.
217-345-1845


LINCOLN

The Christening Scene
Lincoln Depot, 101 N. Chicago St.
On August 27, 1853, the first lots were sold in the new town of Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln took a watermelon and broke it open, and with its juices christened the new community.

Logan County Courthouse
601 Broadway St.
Erected in 1905, the courthouse is located on the square, which is a historic district. It houses county offices and records, a statue of Lincoln, murals, plus historical display cases.
217-732-8687

Postville Courthouse State Historic Site
914 Fifth Street
A reproduction of the first Logan County Courthouse in use from 1840 to 1847, Abraham Lincoln served here as a lawyer on the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
217-732-8930


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MOUNT PULASKI

Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site
City Square, 113 Washington Street
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is served as the county courthouse from 1847 to 1853. One of two remaining courthouses on the Eighth Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln.
217-732-8930


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PANA

Rosamond Grove Cemetery
Outside of Rosamond, IL
A high mound overlooking the prairie and home of the famous statue, “Lincoln The Orator” by turn-of-the-century artist J. Mulligan, ad the Lincoln commissioned cannon, “Mary Lincoln.”
217-562-4240


PARIS

Edgar County Historical Society Complex
408 N. Main
Compare pioneer and Victorian lifestyles when you visit the log cabin and brick Italianate home. An exhibition gallery and program space in an adjacent building features rotating exhibits of the society’s collection. View the desk and chair used by Abraham Lincoln when he visited Paris while traveling his court circuit. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
217-463-5305


PETERSBURG

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
15588 History Lane
This reconstructed 1830s village is where Abraham Lincoln lived for six years as a young adult. All 23 buildings have been reconstructed to give visitors a clearer understanding of pioneer life.
217-632-4000

Oakland Cemetery
Oakland Ave.
The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln’s first sweetheart. Her tombstone bears an inscription written by Edgar Lee Masters, who is buried nearby.
217-632-7363


PONTIAC

Lincoln Statue
112 W. Madison St., on the Livingston County Courthouse South Lawn
Sculptor Rick Harney’s life size statue of Abraham Lincoln is a memorial to the numerous visits Lincoln made to Pontiac between 1840 and 1860.
815-844-5847 or 800-835-2055


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SHELBYVILLE

Shelby County Courthouse
301 E. Main St.
Built in 1879, has historic paintings including Robert Root’s depiction of the Lincoln-Thornton debate. 217-774-4421


SPRINGFIELD

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (IL Historical Research Library & Lincoln Collection)
112 North 6th St.
The premier repository for materials relating to the history of Illinois.
800-610-2094

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 North 6th St.
Enabling visitors to experience the entire Lincoln story for themselves, under one roof—in a modern television control room on Election night, 1860; the Blue Room of the White House; an Indiana log cabin; Ford’s Theatre; and twin special effects theatres featuring multi-screen, state-of-the-art projection technology that uses twenty-first century advancements to immerse visitors in the nineteenth century.
800-610-2094
www.alplm.org

Lincoln Depot
999 East Monroe St.
Abraham Lincoln boarded the train to Washington D.C. before his inauguration as president. The Depot now has exhibits and a multimedia presentation.
217-544-8695 or 217-788-1356

Lincoln Family Pew
First Presbyterian Church, 321 S 7th St.
The pew Abraham Lincoln and his family occupied. Seven Tiffany Windows illuminate the sanctuary.
217-528-4311

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
This building, built in 1840, is the only surviving structure in which Abraham Lincoln maintained a law office.
217-785-7960

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
413 S. 8th St.
The only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. It is now the center of a restored four block area, which includes a visitors center.
217-492-4241, ext.221

Lincoln Ledger
Chase Bank of Springfield, 1 E Old State Capitol Plaza
Abraham Lincoln banked here, and you can see the ledger with his account on display. 217-527-3860

Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center
2301 East Lake Drive
A “living memorial” to Abraham Lincoln, composed of plants native to Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. It is on the shores of Lake Springfield. Call for hours.
217-529-1111

Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site
Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Ave.
Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary Todd and three of their four sons rest here. The statuary inside the tomb shows Lincoln at different periods in his career.
217-782-2717

Museum of Funeral Customs
1440 Monument Ave.
Museum Artifacts include a 10’ high model of Lincoln’s Tomb, scale model replicas of Lincoln’s funeral train car, an exact replica of Lincoln’s casket and more.
217-544-3480

Old State Capitol State Historic Site
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Magnificently restored, with period furnishings of Abraham Lincoln’s last term in the Illinois House of Representatives.
217-785-7960


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TAYLORVILLE

“The Last Stop”
Northwest corner of the Taylorville Square
The world’s only statue of Abe Lincoln and a pig, commemorates Lincoln’s bemused request for a “writ of quietus” to calm noisy pigs gathered under the courthouse floor during a trial. The “Last Stop” refers to Taylorville’s location on the old 8th judicial Circuit.
217-824-2194


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