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Charleston, Illinois

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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'

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

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

Things to do near Charleston, IL

Brookhills Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Alwerdt's Gardens

Stroll 4 acres of fragrant, uniquely landscaped herb, perennial, and ornamental gardens. There are 1,200+ varieties planted. ...

Jungle "O" Fun

Children's indoor playground with 21-foot, 3-story soft play system, slides, ball pits and air bounce. ...

First National Bank of Dwight

Famed architech Frank Lloyd Wright designed and engineered this bank in 1905....

Carnegie Schuyler Library

A full service library, still contains the original furniture, interior decor and double stairway as designed and built in 19...