History Comes Alive Series | Mr. Lincoln's Springfield Guided Walk by Ward Hill Lamon | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield
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History Comes Alive Series | Mr. Lincoln's Springfield Guided Walk by Ward Hill Lamon



June 3, 2022 - August 7, 2022
11 AM - 12 PM

Downtown Springfield
1 S. Old State Capitol Plaza
217-502-8687

Free


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Join Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln's best friend and personal bodyguard, for a walk around the Old Capitol as he talks about the Lincoln history in the area. Learn how Lincoln got the capitol moved to Springfield and how he cleaned up the town. Hear the human stories of Lincoln, such as: getting a tooth pulled, where he bought Mary's wedding ring, election night, Lincoln the athlete, the old whipping post and jail, and more fun and amusing stories about Lincoln the father, husband, and a lawyer in town. 

 

Meet outside the Springfield Visitors Center located at 1 S. Old State Capitol Plaza.