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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

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

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

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

Christian County Coal Mine Museum

The Christian County Coal Mine Museum features the history of and memorabilia pertaining to coal mining in Christian County. ...

Shewami Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Charleston Alley Theater

Located in the historic courthouse square. The Charleston Alley Theater is a local theater at it's best. In an intimate setti...

Stone Creek Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Carnegie Schuyler Library

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