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6 Days | 5 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.
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The world-class Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum continues to be praised. Come see and hear the behind-the-scene story of how it developed, along with the opportunity to learn how Lincoln's life and work on the country's frontier in the 1840s and 1850s formed the man and created his legacy. Take part in discussions with Lincoln scholars and visit the sites of pivotal events in his life as you study how Lincoln's early life influenced the issues he addressed as President and Commander-in-Chief.


• Visit the Old State Capitol where Abraham Lincoln delivered his “House Divided” speech and gained experience in politics.
• View the original Mt. Pulaski courtroom on the circuit in which Lincoln practiced law and the courthouse square where he told stories and talked politics.
• Embark on field trips to Lincoln’s homes in New Salem and Springfield, as well as the tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery where he rests.

Activity Notes

Walking up to 3/4 mile at Lincoln's New Salem; standing during some tours; walking up to 4 blocks at a time; and Mt. Pulaski Courthouse entrance has stairs only.

Date Notes
This program includes speakers and site visits related to Illinois connections with the Civil War including the Illinois Military Museum and Camp Butler National Cemetery (a Civil War training ground and confederate prison), the 29th US Colored Infantry and a Civil War Soldier’s daily experiences.9/11/2016
This program emphasizes speakers and presentations of everyday women of the period, Mary Lincoln and her contemporaries, women supporting the Civil War effort, the Soldier’s Aid Society and interpretive program of historic figure(s) such as Harriet Tubman.

Coordinated by Lincoln Land Community College.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Performances


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