Bryant Cottage State Historic Site

146 E. Wilson St.
Bement, IL 61813- Map It
Phone: (217) 678-8184

AAA Editor Notes

Bryant Cottage State Historic Site, at 146 E. Wilson St. at jct. SR 105, is a four-room, period-furnished cottage built in 1856. Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas allegedly met at the cottage in July 1858 to plan their well-known debates. Guided tours highlight local history. Guided tours are available.
Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 9-5, Mar.-Oct.; Thurs.-Sun. 9-4, rest of year. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule and holiday hours. Allow 30 minutes minimum.