Visit the burial site of this state and national politician. He ran
against Lincoln in 1858 for the US senate seat from Illinois. During
the campaign they had the now famous series of debates. Douglas won,
but in 1860 he lost the presidential race to Lincoln.
CHICAGO'S OLDEST LANDMARK
It was built in 1836, one year before the city was incorporated.
Much is known about the people, furnishings and lifestyle of the
family that called this “home” for over thirty-five
years. Touring this pre-civil war house is a strong link to the
CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM
This museum through the years has acquired priceless Lincoln artifacts,
including his pocket watch, desk and bed in which he died. These
and many other pieces from the collection are in this special exhibition
that commemorates his life, accomplishments and the man himself.
The congregation moved to the present location in the 1850s. Lincoln
attended services here while in Chicago. The original altar survived
even though most of the rest of the building was destroyed in the
1871 city fire.
DRIVE BY AND SEE
Washington Square - the city’s oldest park founded in 1842
Site of the Wigwam - hall built for the convention that nominated