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Washington Park and Abraham Lincoln's Connection to Quincy, Illinois Walking Tour

Created by Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area on December 8th 2021, 6:31:33 pm.

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The tour of historic markers and sites related to Lincoln within the heart of Quincy and the historic Washington Park. The tour picks up at the Dr. Richard Eells House and explores its history and connection to the Underground Railroad. The tour moves towards Washington Park and includes a variety of Looking for Lincoln markers. This short walk also includes the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Interpretive Center which offers a chance to explore the historic significance of the debates between Lincoln and Douglas, including the sixth debate which occurred at Quincy in 1858. The tour also includes Quincy's History Museum on the Square which is home to a multitude of rotating exhibits from the pioneer era in addition to a permanent exhibit about Lincoln.