Lockport, Illinois: Young Lincoln Landed Here

"Lincoln Landing" pays tribute to the spot where Abe once beached a flatboat. A sculpture of three Lincolns at various ages adds dignity to this historic site.

Lincoln Landing

Address:
801 Commerce St., Lockport, IL
Directions:
In Lincoln Landing park along the canal, just south of the Gaylord Bldg, at the west end of W. 8th St. Behind the Will County Historical Society building, across the tracks.
Admission:
Free.
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Young Lincoln Landed Here

Dedicated on February 12, 2009, Lincoln Landing is Lockport's newest attraction. This memorial park interprets the history of Abraham Lincoln and his I&M Canal connections. It also focuses on the history of Lockport and the Public Landing area. The prime feature of the park is a unique bronze statue of a young Lincoln. This open air museum is self-guiding.

[M. Harmon, 03/14/2009]
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