Area attractions and sites
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(As listed by the
Tourism Bureau of Logan County, February 2007)
Logan County Attractions
reproduction of the original 1840 courthouse where Abraham Lincoln
traveled the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
April-October: noon to 5:00 pm
through March: noon to 4:00 pm. Closed most state holidays.
Time by Appointment
Reservations are suggested for groups of 25 or more.
Suggested donation: Adults $2, Children $1
additional information, contact 217-732-8930 or
Mt. Pulaski Courthouse
the only two surviving Eighth Judicial Circuit Courthouses in
Illinois where Abraham Lincoln practiced law.
March-October: noon to 5:00 pm
through February: noon to 4:00 pm.
New Years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents and Veterans Days,
Election Days, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
of 25 or more must have reservations.
information, contact 217-732-8930.
Lincoln College Museum
valuable collections of Lincolniana, Illinois, Logan County History,
American presidential memorabilia.
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
additional hours by appointment.
on Federal holidays.
217-732-3155 Ext. 295 or email
for more information.
Logan County Courthouse
on the square in downtown Lincoln, this courthouse was completed in
houses county offices and records dating to 1839.
operating times and further information, contact 217-732-6400 or
Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society
Genealogical and Historical Society encourages the preservation of
Logan County’s history and maintains a Research Center that
treasures and collects Logan County family histories from Logan
the only Research Center that includes ALL of Logan County. Their
research resources include historical books, maps, obituaries,
cemetery records, marriages, births, family surname genealogy, and
for a visit and enjoy looking at historical artifacts, including old
photographs and museum pieces, or browse through a book or two. They
will even help you research your very own family history!
to check out the Veteran’s exhibit, as well as take a look at the
new “Abraham Lincoln Room”
Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am-4:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society Museum
two-story museum features Mt. Pulaski/Abraham Lincoln memorabilia.
is located on 102-104 E. Cooke St.
Tuesday-Saturday from noon-4:00 pm. They will also open by special
Heritage In Flight Museum
at the Logan County Airport, the museum is open to provide an
educational experience with activities built around aviation. They
provide tours of the museum, flying events at the airport, meetings,
tours are scheduled Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 pm. A one-week notice
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
admission charge, but donations are appreciated.
217-732-3333 for more information.
Old Gillett Farm
beautiful family farm located on 700 acres of secluded lawns,
woodlands, pastures, and open fields. Historic tours of the Gillett
Family Home, Barns, and Chapel can be arranged. Abraham Lincoln
sites on the property add additional interest. They accept private
bookings at both the main house and the three-bedroom guesthouse.
The privately owned chapel is also available for weddings. Special
events and receptions can be held in the gardens and courtyards.
For reservations, contact Lisa Pasquesi at 217-947-2346 or find
additional information at
Under the Prairie Frontier Archeological Museum
one of the largest single collections of pre-Civil Was archeological
artifacts in the Midwest. On display are a wide range of authentic
frontier relics from the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Also visit
the Bluestem Bake Shop, featuring traditional baked goods, soups,
in the town of Elkhart on 109 Governor Oglesby Street.
Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am-4 pm.
information, contact 217-947-2522 or
Atlanta Public Library and Museum
both a library and a museum, the Atlanta Public Library and Museum
offers a variety of items telling the history of the area. The
octagonal-shaped building is listed as a national historic site.
Items displayed include war paraphernalia and farming tools. The
library is closed Sunday and Mondays.
Located at Race and Arch Streets Atlanta, IL, 61723. Contact
217 648-2112 for more information.
J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator
1904, the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator is now the oldest wooden grain
elevator in the state. This structure is one of the few of its kind
to be registered as a historic site. Today it is home to a museum.
June to August from 1 pm to 3 pm on Sundays or by appointment.
in downtown Atlanta.
Pig Hip Museum
was once a restaurant, and in 2003 it reopened its doors as a
collectibles museum. It features porcelain collectibles of the
historic Route 66 landmarks, newspaper clippings and more about the
building and the road.
9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Sunday and by appointment for group tours.
Located at 101 West Oak Street Broadwell, IL, 62634
217-732-2337 for more information.
Broadway, Suite 1, Lincoln, IL 62656
Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Membership Rates: $32 per family per year
information on the YMCA and their programs, please contact:
All Veterans’ Park
Block of Union St., Lincoln, IL 62656
visit this powerfully moving park, dedicated to the Veterans that
have served our country in
conflict and in times of peace. Currently, there are approximately
2000 bricks that have been dedicated to past and present veterans.
Also included at the park is the “Avenue of Flags” with ten aligned
U.S. flags and one larger U.S. Flag with POW/MIA flags as well.
information, please contact the Lincoln AMVETS Post #71:
North Logan St.
Central Illinois Attractions
Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
in Petersburg, this is a preservation of the authentic site of the
frontier village of New Salem, home to Abraham Lincoln during the
1830’s. Features historic workshops, tours, musical programs, story
telling, museum displays, etc.
Wednesday through Sunday (Nov. 1-Feb 28 8:00 am-4:00 pm and March
1-October 31 9:00 am-5:00 pm).
with donations (suggested $2 adults/$1 children).
information, contact 217-632-4000
117-foot tall granite tomb contains the bodies of Lincoln, his wife
Mary, and three of his four sons.
famous Lincoln statuary.
Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March through October and until 4
p.m. from November through February. Closed on major holidays. If
you visit at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from June through August,
you can see a flag-lowering ceremony enacted by volunteers in Civil
of 25 or more should make reservations.
217-782-2717 for further information.
The Lincoln home, the centerpiece of the Lincoln Home National
Historic Site, has been restored to its
1860s appearance, revealing Lincoln as husband, father, politician,
No fee for the tour.
available in the visitor parking lot on a daily basis.
payable at a self-operated fee machine, is $2.00 per hour.
Information, contact 217-492-4241 ext. 221
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
North Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701
Monday-Sunday 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Wednesday 9:00 am-8:30 pm.
on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
has no admission charge. Museum admission fee is: Adults (16-61
years of age) $7.50, Senior (62 years of age and up) $5.50, Children
(5-15 years of age) $3.50, Military (id required) $5.50, Students
(school/college id required) $5.50, Children under 5 are free.
information, contact 217-558-8882 or
(Text copied from file received from the Abraham Lincoln
Tourism Bureau of Logan County)