The Legacy of Lincoln on the Illinois River
Float along the Illinois River in a deluxe riverboat as you delve into the legacy of President Lincoln, exploring historic sites and learning little-known details about his life story.
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Program No. 22771RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Join an award-winning Lincoln biographer as you journey through the heart of Abraham Lincoln’s home state on a luxury riverboat. Stop in historic towns and landmarks along the Illinois River to hear fascinating stories of Lincoln’s military and political careers, and learn about the build up to the Civil War, including the failures of four presidents who preceded Lincoln. This is a special opportunity to meet and mingle with a scholar and fans of our 16th President, as you experience the places where Lincoln made history.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the historic river town of Ottawa, home to the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Go back in time in Peoria, where Lincoln gave a moving oratory against the Kansas-Nebraska Act and resurrected his political career.
  • Gain an exclusive look into the life, presidency and legacy of Abraham Lincoln during a series of onboard presentations by an expert historian.
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