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Abraham Lincoln

  • S. Market Square (E side) Harrisburg, PA 17101

Forced to detour from his planned route due to rumors of a planned assassination attempt in Baltimore, Abraham Lincoln stopped in Harrisburg on February 22, 1861. Lincoln addressed the public at the location of this marker, where the Jones House once stood. Later that day, he also spoke before the Pennsylvania Legislature and dined with then-Governor Andrew Curtin. Declining Governor Curtin’s invitation to remain in Harrisburg overnight, Lincoln departed Harrisburg in secret on an 11 pm train to Washington DC.