8 hours including travel time,
but excluding historic shopping trips.
Knox College, founded by abolitionists
was the site of the fifth Lincoln-Douglas Debate is the
centerpiece here with brilliant shopping and a pleasant
visit to the Carl Sandburg Home, a writer and poet who immortalized
the Abraham Lincoln/Ann Rutledge legend.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site (30 minutes)
Carl Sandburg Home (40 minutes)
Historic Seminary Street Shopping District (Varies)
This portion though historic in nature, is unrelated to
your Lincoln experience in a direct way, but preserves a
portion of the town in a way that Lincoln may have experienced
as 1840's Illinois. Highlighting the Mormon move to the
West, this area affords a relaxed drive down the Mississippi
from Galesburg and into the past as Lincoln knew it.
Joseph Smith Historic Site (1 hour)
Continuing the adventure, visitors can feel free to explore
the rich history of the land as Lincoln knew it in this
Kibbe Museum (1 hour)
The site of the Sixth Lincoln Douglas Debate, historic
Quincy not only offers the Lincoln Douglas Interpretive
Center, but a rich and varied history including sites that
offer a glimpse into the abolitionist movement and the underground
railroad. Not surprising, considering Quincy was where Lincoln
took his strongest stand against slavery during the debates.
Lincoln-Douglas Interpretive Center (40 minutes)
John Wood Mansion (1 hour)
Dr. Richard Eells House (40 minutes)