Lincoln's Quincy

Quincy was located in the wilderness of western Illinois but became the third largest city in Illinois during the Lincoln era. What role did the Military Tract play in bringing men who became Lincoln friends to Quincy? Learn why the community grew and how it became the Union army’s gateway to the South during the Civil War.

Looking for Exhibits Wayside Exhibits related to Quincy in the Lincoln Era are located at 18 sites. The exhibits provide details about Lincoln, events, local people, and environment that contributed to Lincoln's Quincy story. 

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Visitor Information

Address: Washington Park on Hampshire between N. 4th & N. 5th Quincy, Illinois 62301