DAY 3 Re-living Days Gone By

Following breakfast you’re on your way to the charming village of Cedarville. Cedarville was the childhood home of Jane Addams, internationally famous humanitarian who founded Chicago’s Hull House and won a Nobel Peace Prize. The Cedarville Historical Museum has a permanent exhibit honoring Miss Addams.

Then it is on to the village of Lena for a visit to Lena Mercantile. This Victorian “Village” specialty and antique shop mall with multiple dealers also offers a unique coffee shop with delectable homemade goodies and wonderful coffee.

Then step back in time with Abraham Lincoln. Freeport is home to the second of the famous Lincoln/Douglas Debates of 1858. One the site of the original debate, a local historian will present a brief program about this event which changed the political landscape of the United States.

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Relax with a picnic lunch on the patio at Generations Brewery. Enjoy the 1500 square foot tap room serving 10 beers on draft including reginal guest beers as well as craft wine.

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End your afternoon with a stop at the charming and lovely Krape Park where you can ride an old-fashioned carousel, play a round of miniature golf, or just sit and watch the waterfall.

Dinner time will find you in Winslow. Winslow is home to the Artesian Well At Paradise Cove where thousands of gallons of pure water flow each day. The site, which is accessed by a covered bridge, includes a waterfall and gardens to enjoy while sipping the bubbling water and enjoying a delightful summertime picnic prepared just for you. 

End your day in one of Freeport’s excellent hotels that will cater to your every need.


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