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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

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

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

Edwards Place

In 1913, Edwards Place was deeded to the Springfield Art Association which now extends into the adjoining complex housing an ...

Fairbury Echoes Museum

The Fairbury Echoes Museum features a Fairbury room and exhibits that change periodically. ...

Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln's first sweetheart, lies in Oakland Cemetary. Her tombstone bears an inscript...

Cinema Gallery

Cinema Gallery features fine arts and crafts by 36 Central Illinois artists including faculty from the University of Illinois...

Crawford County Historical Museum

The Crawford County Historical Museum features archeoligical displays, James Jones memorabilia and other historical exhibits....