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Address: 413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
Phone Number: +1 217-492-4241
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The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this...

The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this four-block historic neighborhood. Lincoln and his family lived in the two-story house from 1844 until 1861, when their address changed to the White House.

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Even though it is a quick 25 minutes through the home, the guides give you plenty of interesting details about Lincoln's life while living in Springfield. Ask questions; they do... read more

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Hannibal, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though it is a quick 25 minutes through the home, the guides give you plenty of interesting details about Lincoln's life while living in Springfield. Ask questions; they do know the answers! Also, try to imagine what the backyard would look like during the 1850s; it's incredible to think that his home was at the edge of town!

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are spending a weekend or a day in Springfield doing the Lincoln sites, put this on your list. It's operated by the National Park Service and the neighborhood has been restored to the 19th century. If you come during the high season, April thru October, expect a little wait because of the number of tourists and school tours... More 

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The home was amazing. Many original pieces of furniture, including his original writing desk on display in the completely restored residence.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The NPS does a great job with Lincoln's home. I encourage you to check it out if you're in Springfield, IL. I learned so much and enjoyed a step back in time.

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Kearny, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park ranger who gave tour was very knowledgeable. Was fun listening to the different stories of the Lincoln family in the house. Definitely need to walk along the street to get the feel of the times.

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Garden Prairie, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the park Ranger we gave the tour. It was free and very informative. If you like history you will like this too.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free tours, pick up tickets at the visitor centre. Well preserved area, well done. Tour was educational, about 20-30 minutes, lovely guides. Well worth it!

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park rangers are knowledgeable and friendly. We took a step back in time wandering the restored neighborhood. Lincolns home is beautiful

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the tour of the home which was led by a ranger since it is a NPS attraction. Much of the home is original or made to look as it did then. The tour was nice as she did not give TMI on each room. This is a must for sure.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This preserved home, and four square block neighborhood, of the only house ever owned by Abraham Lincoln is a great opportunity to see how Lincoln lived before he left for Washington. The tours are run by the National Park Service, and the Welcome Center (where you have to obtain a ticket to go on the free guided tour) has some... More 

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