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Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site

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Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site

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barkus1968 wrote a review Sep 20
Saint Louis, Missouri3,678 contributions356 helpful votes
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If you enjoy driving through small towns in Illinois and visiting historic sites...this is good stop. The town square is not in great shape, but everything is well maintained. The courthouse has limited history - it’s more like a school. I liked the visit. But I’m hardcore. I visit EVERY historic site. :-).
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tom G wrote a review Jul 2019
Winona, Minnesota1,307 contributions114 helpful votes
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This was worth a short stop on a long drive to see this historic courthouse site. It has very limited hours to visit inside: Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. Since I visited on a Monday, i couldn't go inside, but I still enjoyed walking around and taking photos.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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dave5400 wrote a review Jul 2019
Missouri174 contributions41 helpful votes
But I would like to rate it that high. This is one of only 2 courthouses Lincoln practiced law in that are still standing today. The other is Metamora Court House. Mt Pulaski courthouse sits in the middle of the town square. Go to lunch at the Brickyard Restaurant across from the rear courthouse entrance, for fantastic food. And touring the courthouse itself up on the second floor, stand where Lincoln stood and argued cases in this courthouse that was part of the Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit. Lincoln and his associates, along with Judge David Davis, came here twice a year, to this and to many other county courthouses, to resolve cases of all types. Extremely highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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raynee11 wrote a review Feb 2019
Springfield, Illinois26 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a beautifully decorated State Historic Site, cared for with the help of its foundation. You can step back into the late 1800’s with all of the period decor and walk on the original floor Abraham Lincoln walked on. Great site for Abraham Lincoln fans and history buffs. Looking for Lincoln National Heritage Area stamps are available for your passport books. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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trainerstone wrote a review Mar 2016
Philippines via Chicago145 contributions157 helpful votes
It was amazing to walk on the same floorboards as Abraham Lincoln did. The old courthouse is under construction, but is amazing. The volunteers are excellent.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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