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A House Divided: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

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5 Days | 4 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In Abraham Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, examine the national environment that led to the outbreak of the Civil War as scholars recall the politics of slavery and the division between the North and the South. Discover how Lincoln’s experience as a Springfield lawyer and politician framed his approach to decision making and strategy during the war. Listen as civilian and military re-enactors share their experiences and gain an understanding of what life was like 150 years ago and a war that would change and ultimately strengthen the U.S.


• Visit the Old State Capitol and see where Lincoln delivered his famous "House Divided" speech.
• Explore Camp Butler, one of the earliest training grounds for Civil War soldiers, and hear the stories of those whose lives were forever changed.
• Discover the spectacular Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to see how his story is told through their collections, and learn what it was like to be in the White House while the war raged on.

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Walking up to 4 blocks or equivalent at a time (example: from hotel to Lincoln Home site and from the bus to site entrances) and may require standing up to an hour during some field trips/tours.

Coordinated by Lincoln Land Community College.

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Sep 22 — Sep 26, 2013 waitlist only  

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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips


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