Sites Where Abraham Lincoln Spoke and Camped
For those hot on Abraham Lincoln’s trail be sure to find the three historical markers located in Beloit commemorating his stops in the area. In 1859, he addressed the citizens of Beloit from the third floor of Hanchett Hall in downtown Beloit, 307 State Street. An additional marker can be found along the Rock River which commemorates when Lincoln camped in Beloit as a member of the militia unit that pursued fleeing Indians during the 1832 Blackhawk War. A third marker can be found on Hwy. 51 between Beloit and Janesville, commemorating Lincoln’s journey between the two cities in 1859. Copies of the book “Lincoln in Beloit” can be purchased at the Beloit Historical Society, 608-365-7835.
Free for all
Cost: $10 per person for walking tour; call for pricing on the “hands-on” experience
Time needed: 1-4 hours