Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Abe Lincoln Stood Here

A bronze plaque marks the spot where Lincoln stood while he raised a flag. He was on his way to his inauguration in Washington, and apparently stopped in Philadelphia for some ceremonial busywork.

Address:
Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
The plaque is embedded in the sidewalk in front of Independence Hall, just to the left of the George Washington statue.
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Lincoln stood here plaque.

Abe Lincoln Stood Here

A few feet to the left of the George Washington statue in front of Independence Hall there is a plaque in the sidewalk marking where President-elect Abraham Lincoln stood and raised the flag. A few feet away is a plaque in the sidewalk marking where president John F. Kennedy stood 101 years later. Is this a part of the Lincoln-Kennedy creepy coincidence conspiracy?

[Mike Gassmann, 11/08/2018]

Lincoln stood here.

Lincoln Stood Here

Abe Lincoln's marker shows where he stood to raise the American flag.

[Shannon Hiser, 11/26/2016]

February 21, 1861 - it was a stopover for the President-elect en route to his inauguration in Washington DC.

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