Coming to Illinois

Years after the Lincoln family’s move to Illinois in 1830, Abraham pointed to this site in the old Decatur town square as the place where his family camped their first night in Macon County.

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: 110 South Main Street Decatur, Illinois 62523