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Charleston, Illinois

  • Murals Around The Square

    Murals Around The SquareCharleston'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...
    Murals Around The Square

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

Effingham County Courthouse

The current Effingham County Courthouse was built in 1871 after Effingham was named the county seat. An earlier 1850's courth...

Keeley Institute

The Institute for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation was built in 1876, then closed in approximately 1940. Some buildings are st...

Crawford County VFW 4549 Military Museum & Memorial Wall

The remodeled ICCR depot features etched granite memorials to Crawford County veterans. Various military memorabilia are on d...

The Farm

Twenty-three theme gardens, rustic shop in barn featuring herbal gifts and supplies, group tours, picnics and hayrides and gr...