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Old Settlers Log Cabin

115 Lincoln Statue Dr, Dixon, IL 61021

Historic Sites

The Old Settler’s Log Cabin is located on property that was the original site of Fort Dixon.

Built in 1894, the Old Settler’s Log Cabin is a lasting tribute to the area's early settlers. It is located on state-owned property that was formerly the site of Fort Dixon. Also on the property is a statue of 23-year-old Abraham Lincoln as he served as a volunteer soldier in the Black Hawk Indian War of 1832. It is the only known statue of Lincoln showing him in military uniform. Located between the bridges on the North side of the Rock River, the cabin is owned and maintained by the Lee County Historical Society and is open on weekends and during the Dixon Petunia Festival which is held the 5 days preceding the 4th of July.

What's happening nearby...

Dixon City Market

Dixon Riverfront Park •  Jun 05 @ 5PM

Gather on the Dixon Riverfront every Wednesday this summer.

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Dixon's Music at the Square Summer Series

John Dixon Park •  Jun 07 @ 5:30PM

Enjoy Summer Friday nights in the park listening to music with friends.

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60th Petunia Festival in Dixon

Downtown Dixon •  Jul 03 – Jul 07 @ 8:30AM

Petunia Festival 2024 celebrates its 60th anniversary in northwest Illinois with many events, from music to food to art shows! Join us for a blooming good…

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