Lincoln Christening Site

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101 N. Chicago St.

Lincoln, IL 62656

(217) 732-8687

 This is the site where Abraham Lincoln christened the town with the juice of a watermelon on August 27, 1853. A watermelon statue and interpretive panel mark the site. It is located on the South lawn of the Logan County Visitor Center/Historic Train Depot.

 

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101 North Chicago Street
Lincoln, IL 62656

 
 
Normal Hours
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Mon.-Fri.
June-August
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sat. also
January-March
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Mon.-Fri.
 

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