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Joseph Smith Historic Site Visitor Center
865 Water Street Nauvoo, IL 62354 Nauvoo, Illinois 62354
Hours: May to October: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.; January to February, closed; March through April and November through December: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mississippi Bluffs District Office- Shawnee National Forest
521 N. Main Street Jonesboro, IL 62952 Jonesboro, Illinois 62952
Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tanner Hall, Illinois College
1101 W. College Avenue Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Tanner Hall is the main administration building for Illinois College. Public access is off College Avenue, or from the Campus Quad. Free parking is available on College Avenue or most streets onk all sides of campus. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
US Army Corps of Engineers Lake Shelbyville Visitor's Center
1989 IL-16 Shelbyville, Illinois 62565
Hours: May 1 to Sept. 4: Sunday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; September 5 to April 30: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Abraham Lincoln Sites Narrated Tour
200 N. Main Street Bloomington, Illinois 61701
You can explore Lincoln sites throughout downtown and other sites in Bloomington-Normal using the McLean County Museum of History narrated tour. It is available on the McLean County Museum of History iOS and Android app, at the Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 website, and also as a CD in the gift shop.
Begin the tour at the McLean County Museum of History
Jacksonville Looking for Lincoln Audio Tour
310 East State Street Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Each site on the audio tour dramatizes a Lincoln story with an entertaining and educational audio interpretation. These are an informative and fun way to learn the local stories of Jacksonville’s Lincoln connections. MP3 file downloads are available here or the linked page noted below. These files can be played on your mobile device, or by using your vehicle’s bluetooth connectivity. Some of the sites have a radio broadcast of the audio interpretation. When you arrive at each destination, tune your radio to the noted frequency on the sign at the site. Compact discs of the recordings are also available at the Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 310 East State Street, the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce, and at area hotels.
Talking Houses of Pittsfield
Start at the Milton Hay House, 332 West Washington Street Pittsfield, Illinois 62363
Pittsfield is a unique community when it comes to Abraham Lincoln. Between 1838 and 1858 Abraham Lincoln visited Pike County and the Pittsfield community several times. During his visits he became friends with many local men and their families through politics and legal business.
In 2007 an effort was made by the Abe Lincoln Project/Looking for Lincoln in Pike County to mark several of these homes with waysides telling the story of the families that lived in the home and their relationship to Lincoln.
On behalf of the Abe Lincoln Project we invite you to take our Talking House Tour and learn the history of the families that knew Abraham Lincoln personally.
Lincoln - Douglas Square
Broadway St. and Landmarks Blvd Alton, IL 62002
The final senatorial debate between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln took place in front of Alton's city hall at the corner of Broadway and Market Streets in 1858.
The debate itself drew national attention and more than 6,000 people gathered in downtown Alton for the event.
That moment in time is forever frozen in time at the Lincoln-Douglas Square. Lifesize bronze statues depict the two men intensely debating the issues of the time.