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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's Hands-On Area, a Gift Shop, and a life-size sculpture of Lincoln and Douglas. The museum participates in a State of Illinois Heritage Tourism project called "Looking for Lincoln."


Admission: Donations Welcomed
Hours: Site open daylight, year round. Museum; Daily: 9am-4pm; Closed major holidays
Address: 416 W. Madison Ave.
Phone: 217-348-0430
Our Email: chstour.cacc@advant.com
Our Website:www.charlestontourism.org

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