David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
1000 East Monroe Street
Judge David Davis’s estate offers a glimpse into the lives of the wealthy and powerful of its day. Davis helped Abraham Lincoln win the 1860 Presidential nomination; Lincoln appointed Davis to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Explore the mansion’s Victorian furnishings and the most modern conveniences of the late 1800’s. 


Postville Courthouse
914 Fifth Street
A reproduction of the first Logan County Courthouse in use from 1840 to 1847. Abraham Lincoln served here as a lawyer on the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College
1115 Nicholson Rd
(Lincoln College Campus)

This museum contains a remarkable collection of rare and original historic pieces relating to Lincoln and the Civil War, including several personal items he owned, a table at which he learned at, and many Civil War pieces. Additionally, through A/V presentations, object reproductions, and realistic 19th-century room recreations, the visitor is drawn back into Lincoln’s world in a unique approach to see history, hear history and feel history.

Mount Pulaski

Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site
City Square, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it served as the county courthouse from 1847 to 1853. One of two remaining courthouses on the Eighth Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln.


Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
15588 History Lane
This wonderful historic site is a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood. Lincoln’s time in New Salem formed a turning point in his career. He was a store clerk, rail splitter, postmaster, surveyor, and businessman. He also enlisted in the Black Hawk War during his time at New Salem, and was elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 1834 and 1836. Come and see for yourself, or take a virtual tour at our website! 


Lincoln Courthouse
101 West Third Street
Built in 1844, The Lincoln Courthous is where Abraham Lincoln argued many cases. The museum features an extensive collection of antique firearms and Indian arrowheads. 


Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary Todd and three of their four sons rest here. The statuary inside the tomb shows Lincoln at different periods in his career. 

Old State Capitol
Old State Capitol Plaza
Magnificently restored, with period furnishings of Abraham Lincoln’s last
term in the Illinois House of Representatives. 

Lincoln Herndon Law Office
6th and Adams
This building built in 1840, is the only surviving structure in which Abraham Lincoln maintained a law office.  

Lincoln Home
8th and Jackson
The only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. It is now the center of a restored four block area, which includes a visitor’s center.  

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 North 6th Street
Enabling visitors to experience the entire Lincoln story for themselves, under one roof- in a modern television control room on Election Night, 1860, the Blue Room of the White House; an Indiana log cabin; Ford’s Theatre; and twin special effects theatres featuring multi-screen, state-of-the-art projection technology that uses twenty-first century advancements to immerse visitors in the nineteenth century.


Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site
315 West Gallatin
Vandalia served as Illinois’ capital from 1820 to 1839. The oldest surviving capitol building in Illinois, the statehouse was constructed in 1836 and served in that capacity until the capital relocated to Springfield. Abraham Lincoln’s political career began at Vandalia while he was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. 


Lincoln Log Cabin
402 South Lincoln Highway Road
An 86-acre historic site includes an accurate reproduction of the Lincolns’ two-room cabin that was constructed on the original cabin site in 1935.  A working living history farm has been developed around the cabin, and a second farmstead, the Stephen Sargent Farm, has been moved to the site to help broaden visitors’ understanding of 1840s rural life in Illinois.


Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum
126 E Street
Retrace the senatorial debates of 1858 between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. The museum offers exhibits and interactive displays that tell the debates’ story through film, audio selections, artifacts and photos. The museum also includes a Children’s Hands-On Area and a life-size sculpture of Lincoln and Douglas. Open daily.


Vermilion County Museum
116 North Gilbert
Victorian Mansion on National Historic Register. Abe Lincoln stayed with his friend, Dr. Wm. Fithian and gave a speech from the balcony in 1858. Furniture, treasures, documents of yore. Lincoln related artifacts, exhibits and a life-size bronze statue are awaiting for guests to explore. 
217-442-2922 or 800-383-4386  


Museum of the Grand Prairie
North Route 47
An extensive collection interpreting 19th and early 20th century life in east-central Illinois. Two floors of exhibits present architecture, trades and occupations, decorative arts, and childhood and domestic life of the time. The Discovery Room offers hands-on opportunities for children to interact and learn about the residents of the Grand Prairie. Educational programs are offered for all ages throughout the year. Permanent exhibits include Champaign County’s Lincoln Exhibit. 


Macon County History Museum and Prairie Village
5580 North Fork Road
Featured are an 1860’s one-room schoolhouse, 1850’s log cabin, and Macon County’s first courthouse where Lincoln practiced law. 


C.H. Moore Homestead
219 East Woodlawn
In August 1841, C. H. Moore became the first resident lawyer in Clinton, and he became friends with Abraham Lincoln when he was riding the circuit through Dewitt County. When he purchased this Homestead, Moore added the west wing containing a two-story library, mainly because he needed a place to house his vast 
collection of books and newspapers. 


Christian County Historical Society Museum
East Route 29
Walk through an 1820s log house, the 1839 Christian County Courthouse (where Lincoln argued cases), an 1854 farmhouse, and an 1856 one-room school. Also, view the antique and military weapon collections.

“The Last Stop”
Northwest corner of Taylorville square
This life-size bronze statue celebrates Taylorville’s unique story of Lincoln’s request for a “writ of quietus” to calm squealing village pigs that gathered under the 1839 courthouse during a trial. “The Last Stop” refers to Taylorville’s location on the old 8th Judicial Circuit.