logo

Home
Groups Events Group Tours Ask Us About Us

 

Contact us by phone
847-432-7003

Or email
Click Here

© Garrick
2001 - 2010

 

Chicago ToursBeyond Chicago Tours


Lincoln's Chicago

Celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln with a hometown focus.

Of course, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed much of what would have been part of his life, but there are still some very significant treasures around.

A look at the lifestyles, neighborhoods, and places enriches our knowledge and understanding of this special individual.

 

STEPHEN DOUGLAS TOMB
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 city’s past.

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.

1830s CATHEDRAL
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 Lincoln

LUNCH
Lunch is included