Steamboats and Railroads

Why did Quincy owe its existence to the Mississippi River, and how did the completion of railroads add to the community‚Äôs growth?  Learn how Lincoln traveled to and from Quincy during his visits over the years, and find out how Lincoln and Douglas came to the Sixth Debate in Quincy and traveled to Alton for their final debate.

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: 501 All American Park (Clat Adams Park at Front & Broadway) Quincy, Illinois 62301