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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

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

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

Things to do Theatres near Charleston, IL

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...

The Village Theatre

The Village Theatre with its 183 seats in the round is the site of many theatrical performances....

The Little Theatre On The Square

There is nothing little about the enjoyment you'll experience at The Little Theatre On The Square. It is a big time, live pro...

WIll Rogers Theatre

An Art Deco style movie theatre named after the famous entertainer. Current films are shown in a comfortable, fun atmosphere...

Altamont Living Museum

Now used as a theatre for live performances of music and drama or for exhibiting fine arts, this 1912 church gives you a tast...