Wake Up Lincoln

On the day Lincoln was nominated as the Illinois Republican candidate for the presidency at the 1860 Illinois State Republican Convention held in Decatur, he was nowhere to be found.  A committee of three was formed to locate him.  Lincoln had taken refuge at a nearby store.

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: 101 N. Water Street Decatur, Illinois 62523