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Lincoln’s Journey Home: Honor the Life and Legacy of a Fallen Hero

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7 Days | 6 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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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Salute one of history’s greatest leaders during an authentic reenactment of the arrival of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train at Springfield, Illinois. In May 2015, 150 years after the 16th President’s assassination, reenactors, civilians, scholars and dignitaries will convene in Springfield to pay solemn tribute to President Lincoln through a historic recreation of the funeral procession to Oak Ridge Cemetery. Take part in this special event in Road Scholar’s 40th anniversary year, exploring the president’s life, death and legacy in symposia by leading Lincoln scholars and historians Michael Burlingame and Edna Greene Medford. See the recreated funeral train arrive in Springfield and proceed to the Old State Capitol and the cemetery, and attend an Illinois Symphony Orchestra concert and other commemorative exhibits and events.


• Pay tribute to fallen president Abraham Lincoln by experiencing a reenactment of his funeral train, comprising a casket, hearse and horse-drawn carriages faithful to the period.
• Explore Lincoln's life in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and learn the story of the museum’s creation.
• Hear from respected Lincoln experts, attend a concert by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and visit sites that figured in Lincoln’s life and work, from New Salem to Springfield.

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Walking up to a mile per day. Some standing at Funeral related events.

Coordinated by Lincoln Land Community College.

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Apr 28 — May 4, 2015 $1175  
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Special Offer: This date includes a special celebration of Road Scholar's 40th Anniversary!

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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