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Lincoln Douglas Debate Square

114 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
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Historical park

This small park is the site of one of the famous Lincoln Douglas debates. It is a quick walk... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
KimCwell
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Part of Freeport history took place here, Lincoln Douglas Debate, and this small park with the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
VondaV
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Freeport, IL
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114 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL 61032-4116
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This small park is the site of one of the famous Lincoln Douglas debates. It is a quick walk viewing various plaques about the historical event and park. It doesn't take long to view it and if you are a history fan, you will want...More

Thank KimCwell
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Part of Freeport history took place here, Lincoln Douglas Debate, and this small park with the statutes and history wrote in glass viewed podiums, brings it to life. It is next door to Union Dairy, a walk back in time Ice cream and eats shop,...More

Thank VondaV
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We travel a lot, look for little bits of history here and there. This park is well maintained and a nice little side trip. Ice cream shop next door is a plus too

Thank John726
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Park with statues of Lincoln and Douglas. Park benches and picnic tables. Downtown. Nice American history.

Thank PattyC54
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The park is very nicely laid out with historical information boards throughout. I did not spend a long time at the park, but I took time to read each display. The area was very inviting with benches throughout and Union Dairy immediately next door. Take...More

Thank Lisa915
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Freeport, Illinois was the location of the second of the Lincoln Douglas debates. The community has created a nice and informative tribute to the debate. If you are in the area, it is worth visiting here.

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Great place for folks to find out how the senatorial debate in Freeport, between Abe Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, later propelled Lincoln to the presidency. The small park is landscaped to appear somewhat as it would have looked in 1858, at the time of this...More

Thank richardsH2635ZG
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Tiny little park and easy sight-seeing opportunity. Well done markers that explain a piece of our political history. As other reviews have stated, do not miss Union Dairy next door! Their Coconut Explosion is incredible!!!

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It's an easy park to find, next to Union Dairy and a lot of history here for children to learn from.

Thank peeqn06
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Of the three Lincoln-Douglas Debate sites that I have been to (Galesburg, Ottawa, and Freeport), Freeport has the best informational boards with period newspapers and explanations of the consequences of this debate (Douglas' Freeport doctrine -see Wikipedia or visit Freeport). Lincoln posed a question to...More

Thank Robert W
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