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Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square


category : Historic Sites
Experience the history of the second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. It was at this site on August 27, 1858 that the Freeport Doctrine, an important statement regarding slavery and state's rights, was established.


Admission: Free
Hours: 24-hr. access
Address: 600 E. Douglas Street
Phone: 800-369-2955
Our Email: stephcvb@aeroinc.net
Our Website:www.lincoln-douglas.org
Wheelchair Accessible Facility

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