Located along the shores of the mighty Mississippi in Great Rivers Country, Quincy was a frequent stop for Lincoln. He counted some of its residents among his dearest friends. It was here that the historic 6th Lincoln-Douglas debate took place. Many said it was the turning point of the campaign and Lincoln’s career as he made his strongest public stand yet against slavery. While you’re in town, visit the historic debate site and new Lincoln-Douglas Interpretive Center in the heart of downtown Quincy. Tour the home of famed abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor, Dr. Richard Eells, whose case would be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Explore the stately mansion once belonging to Illinois’ 12th governor and Quincy founder, John Wood – a close Lincoln political ally.

For complete visitor information, contact:
Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
532 Gardner Expressway
Quincy, IL 62301
800-978-4748 or 212-314-3700

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