Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum

Lincoln Douglas Sculpture Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum Theater interior of museum
Sculpture at the Museum
Theater at the Museum Exhibit at the Museum

Visit this first-class facility located on the site of the 1858 Charleston, IL Lincoln-Douglas debate. Take a self-guided tour retracing the seven senatorial debates of 1858 between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. The museum offers exhibits and interactive displays that tell the story of the debates through film, audio selections, artifacts, and photos. The museum also offers a children's hands-on area. Group tours available by appointment. Donations accepted. 

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 for self-guided tours.