Lincoln The Circuit Rider

                                Date: May 6th – Cost: $120

Lincoln the Circuit Rider is a full day trip from Springfield to Bloomington on the 8th Judicial Circuit exploring the history of the famous circuit rider. Enjoy historical commentary by a special guest speaker for the day to educate and amuse on Lincoln’s life as a circuit rider. Take in visits to the Long Nine Museum, the Postville Courthouse, and the Mt. Pulaski courthouse, the only original courthouse still standing that Lincoln practiced in. Also visit the McClean County History Museum and the Judge David Davis home. Learn about Lincoln’s court cases and circuit experiences that shaped a future president. Did you know that Lincoln was Judge Lincoln as well? Sign up today to learn factual Lincoln circuit rider history and spend the day with Lincoln, the Circuit Rider! 

We’ve condensed the circuit rider history into a single day of continuing education. This is a great educational and historical daytrip for historic site staff and volunteers!  It’s going to be fun day of history and friends!

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Judge David Davis Mansion
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Long Nine Museum
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Mt. Pulaski Courtroom

Highlights of the Day

  • Long Nine Museum
  • Mt. Pulaski Courthouse
  • Postville Courthouse
  • McClean County History Museum
  • Judge David Davis Mansion
  • Perhaps a surprise or two?

Trip Includes:

  • Coach transportation
  • Tour director
  • Guest speaker
  • Site entries/donations
  • Jimmy Johns Box Lunch
  • On board water/snacks
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Mt. Pulaski Courthouse
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Mt. Pulaski Courtroom
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McClean County Museum of History
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Mr. Lincoln
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Postville Courthouse
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Postville Courtroom

                  BOOK THIS TOUR

  Mail $120 check/money order payment    to: 
                  Springfield Walks/Tours
                     425 S. 7th St. Apt. C 
                     Springfield, Il. 62701

Or click on link below for credit/debit card payment:

   (4% convenience fee for cc payments)



                Only 50 seats available
              Sold first come first serve

                 This tour will sell out!

                Find your travel partner
                      and sign up today!

              Signup deadline April 25th

                Day of Tour

7:30am – check-in, Union Square Depot
8:00am – depart Springfield
6:15pm – back in Springfield

Trip departs from Union Square Visitors Depot, 500 E. Madison St. , Springfield

Bring a $5 bill and enter into an optional 50/50 raffle! Half goes to the winner, the other half will be a donation to the Springfield historical site of winner’s choice!

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All of our fall tours will follow CDC and State of Illinois COVID guidelines for everyone’s health and safety as much as possible. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.