The Pike House

Today, Law offices and businesses occupy the site of the Pike House. The Pike House was a popular hostelry during Lincoln's day. Delegates to the May 29, 1856, Anti-Nebraska Convention gathered at this establishment and delivered speeches from the veranda. There they decried the repeal of the Missouri Compromise and the possibility of slavery expanding into heretofore-free northern territories.

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

Visitor Information

Address: 108 W. Monroe St. Bloomington, Illinois 62701