Walk in Abraham Lincoln's Footsteps...Ride on America's Road - Route 66!
Courthouse Square Historic District in Lincoln













Historic Downtown Historic Walking Tour
Grab your camera and get ready to explore!

This walking tour is a great way to explore Historic Downtown Lincoln, its charming atmosphere and local businesses. There are 26 stops on this tour with many other things to see and do along the way. You can view or download our brochure by clicking on the image to the right or you can pick one up at the Tourism office.

The entire tour is 1.5 miles in length and will take about an hour to complete...depending on how many stops you make along the way.

A Little About Lincoln

On August 27th, 1853, lots for the new town of Lincoln were being sold. Abraham Lincoln was present and selected a watermelon from a nearby cart and christened the town with the juice from that watermelon. The city of Lincoln is the only one named after Abraham Lincoln before he became famous.

Starting the Tour

The first stop on the walking tour is Latham Park located at 300 N. Kickapoo Street. Free parking is available around the entire park. Once you get parked, you will need to locate the bandstand in the center of the park. This will be the starting and ending point for the tour.