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  • Summer Sessions Office
    600 Lincoln Avenue
    Charleston, Illinois 61920-3099
    217-581-5114

Summer in Charleston

Perhaps you've resisted summer courses at Eastern because you're afraid you won't enjoy your free time in Charleston during the summer months. You probably think you'll be bored out of your mind, right? Well, we want to show you just what you'll miss if you're not in town over the summer.

In addition to anything listed here, check out the Charleston Tourism website for a full listing of local attractions and a calendar of events. For other nearby attractions, like Bagelfest and Douglas-Hart Nature Center, check out the Mattoon Tourism website.

Doudna Fine Arts Center


Lincoln-Related

Abraham Lincoln and his central Illinois roots are obviously a huge part of this area's history, and there are plenty of nearby opportunities to educate yourself on his legacy.


Outdoor Recreation


Golf/Miniature Golf


Motorsports