Elliot began portraying Lincoln in 2003, and he has personal ties to the 16th president: His great, great, great, great grandmother was the midwife who delivered Lincoln.
"I sometimes say she was the first person to see his hiney butt!" Elliot joked. "But I don't say that at schools."
Elliot primarily works with schools, but his adventures in Charleston took him from one end of the city to the other.
"I was there for two days, and we had to stop constantly for picture taking," he said. "With iPhones, it's so easy to take pictures now, and everyone was just so interested ... It was a great experience."
Bailey said they tried to show off what Charleston has to offer.
"We can't feature everybody, but we're trying to show we have great places to dine, fun places to visit, and then they can visit the website to see everything that's going on this weekend," Bailey said. "Hopefully this will pique interest and get people coming to Charleston."
While events will be happening all over the state in celebration of the state's 150th birthday, Charleston will start with a statewide bell ringing on June 20. Performances, a parade, live music and more will continue throughout the weekend. For more information on the sesquicentennial, visit http://www.birthday.wv.gov/Pages/happybirthday.aspx.
To view the video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlcKCHluwyo&feature=youtu.be.
For more information on the Charleston Convention & Visitors Video, visit http://charlestonwv.com/default.aspx.