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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11 days
10 nights
29 meals
10B 9L 10D
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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.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a half mile a day.

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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Charlene Corris
When the youngest of Charlene’s four children started kindergarten, she saw took the opportunity to finish her education. Charlene earned degrees in Travel Administration and International Relations and has worked in travel for 25 years, working in group sales development and operations and managing a retail travel agency prior to opening her own business, Custom Travel Concepts. Her knowledge of history and geography has given her a keen ability to develop historical programs and has positioned her as a leader in her field.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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