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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

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

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

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

Things to do Historic Schoolhouses near Charleston, IL

Bond County One Room School Museum

The Bond County One Room School Museum is a living monument to the more than 72 one-story schools throughout the nation that ...

Lincoln School Museum - Martinsville

A restored one room schoolhouse, the Lincoln School Museum - Martinsville offers tours and field trips....

Greenwood School Museum

Relive the days of yore as visitors step into a restored 1895-1945 one-room schoolhouse....

Little White Schoolhouse Museum

Constructed in 1854 as a church, this Greek Revival building also served as a school house for nearly 50 years. A later addit...