Galesburg


Old Main at Knox College in Galesburg is the only remaining original Lincoln-Douglas debate site – commemorated by large bronze tablets flanking the east door. Poet Carl Sandburg, possibly one of the most famous of all Lincoln scholars, was born in Galesburg and his birthplace is open to visitors today. Galesburg of Lincoln’s day was a railroad town. Be sure to stop by the Galesburg Railroad Museum for a glimpse of railroads through history. You’ll be able to tour an actual 1923 Pullman parlor car and a restored passenger engine. Next door, the kids will love the Discovery Depot Children’s Museum filled with interactive exhibits, exciting programs and fun things to see and do. Just a short walk from here, you’ll find Seminary Street Commercial District with restaurants, unique shops, and a huge antique mall.

For more information, contact the Galesburg Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-916-3330 or visit their website at visitgalesburg.com.
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