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Charleston, Illinois

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Dudley House Museum

Tour this Queen Anne-style house listed on the National Register of Historic Places to appreciate the original woodwork, the 1920's and 1940'

Charleston, IL Museums

Dennis Hanks Gravesite

Discover the grave marker of Abraham Lincoln's "tutor," Dennis Friend Hanks (the grave is located on the southeast corner of Old City Cemetery)

Charleston, IL Cemeteries

Thomas Lincoln Cemetary and Shiloh Church

The final resting place for a great many Civil War veterans and for Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's father and stepmother. The church is open to the public. The south stained glass window includes a picture of the Lincolns'

Charleston, IL Cemeteries

Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum

Tour the only museum in Illinois retracing the senatorial debates of 1858 between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. The museum offers exhibits and interactive displays that tell the story of the debates through film, audio selections, artifacts and photos. The museum also includes a Children'

Charleston, IL Museums

Murals Around The Square

Charleston's reputation as a city of murals is growing more and more as visitors learn of the project. The murals around the square are worth a walking tour. The tour spans a seven block area. This mural was painted by Glen C. Davies of Urbana. The mural is located on the east side of 5

Charleston, IL Murals

Things to do near Charleston, IL

Moultrie County Courthouse

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995, many murals depicting industry and many documents are on d...

Madonna of the Trail Statue

At the end of Cumberland Rd., the first highway built by the US government, Vandalia awaited early travelers who made the lon...

Allis Chalmers Tractor Musuem

Come visit Allis Chalmers collection of tractor models from 1914-1957. Private collection....

Oaklands's Historic Square

Visit Oakland's lovely New England-style square for a unique shopping experience....

Henson Robinson Zoo

The Henson Robinson Zoo is home to over 300 animals and 90 species of native and exotic animals....