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.
Abraham Lincoln gave hundreds of speeches in his lifetime. Below are some of his important speeches.
Peoria Speech, October 16, 1854
House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858
Cooper Union Address, February 27, 1860
Farewell to Springfield, February 11, 1861
Address at Independence Hall, February 22, 1861
First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
Did You Know?
Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, five days after the battle of Antietam. He visited the battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland on October 1-4, 1862. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois