• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

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  • Visitor Parking Lot Closed on October 1

    Be advised that the Lincoln Home visitor parking lot will be closed on Wednesday, October 1, for maintenance. There are a number of parking alternatives nearby including, metered street parking and parking garages. Call 217-391-3221 for suggestions.

Civil War to Civil Rights

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In 2009, Lincoln Home National Historic Site presented “Emancipation and the Dream of Freedom: From Slavery to White House,” to dramatize the connection between the Civil War and Civil Rights eras. The performers were Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln; Jim Lucas, as Martin Luther King, Jr.; Kathryn Harris as Harriet Tubman; and, Michael Crutcher as Frederick Douglass. Kyle Westbrook served as narrator.
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Potrait of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass said Lincoln was "the first great man that I talked with in the United States freely, who in no single instance reminded me of the difference between himself and myself, of the difference of color." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois