Bicentennial Plaza | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

Bicentennial Plaza

522 S. 5th St. Springfield, Illinois 62701




A pedestrian walkway linking the Lincoln Home National Historic Site to the Illinois Governor’s Mansion and the Illinois State Capitol along the Jackson Street corridor, on land owned by Illinois REALTORS®. Formerly a parking lot, the area has been transformed showcasing Springfield’s history, and ties to Abraham Lincoln.

The Plaza features interpretive panels that share stories from Springfield’s rich history. A high-tech lighting system, with strands of lights connecting the 16 towers lining the Plaza, are programmed to display in different colors and patterns.

Enjoy 16 interpretive panels showcase the places, events and people who lived and worked in Springfield and who advanced Lincoln’s vision for America as a land of equal opportunity for all.