The Railsplitter Canidate

Lincoln was dubbed the railsplitter candidate at the 1860 Illinois State Republican Convention held in Decatur.  Learn more of the story of how he got this nickname by visiting the wayside!

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: 200 E. South Park Street Decatur, Illinois 62523