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Welcome to Charleston, Illinois
Charleston is downstate Illinois’ biggest secret. It offers world class arts and culture through top-rated Eastern Illinois University. Superior schools, parks and recreation in a friendly historic setting, as well a vibrant downtown and pulsating main street, are available. Charleston gives you the best of rural living in a friendly tight-knit community.

Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum

You are always welcome to visit this first class facility located on the site of the Lincoln-Douglas debate. 

Enter at the east end of the Coles County Fairgrounds (126 E Street). 

The hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every day of the year.

520 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920 ~ Phone 217-345-5650 ~ TTY 217-345-7517 ~ Fax 217-345-7554 ~