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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.

Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA
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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