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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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Stepping back in time!

We spent about two hours touring Lincoln's home and the neighborhood. Our tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
h_blond2
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Malden, Missouri
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See the human side of the Greatest American

Most of the time when you focus on the great events in this man's life you forget about the more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard S
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent about two hours touring Lincoln's home and the neighborhood. Our tour guide was very informative. Being able to touch the same handrail in the house that Lincoln used was almost magical! There was some work being done to other homes, but that is...More

Thank h_blond2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Most of the time when you focus on the great events in this man's life you forget about the more mundane things that made him into a great man. What was his house like? What objects did he own? What would his daily life before...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Go to the nearby visitor center first and get your free tickets for a guided tour of the house. We had an excellent guide who was very clear about the boundaries of visiting the inside. You cannot touch anything, including the walls, with the exception...More

Thank Profteacher
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Free, engaging for the family, and educational. Go to the visitor center first for your free tickets.

Thank 276suzannea
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recommend this historical site if you have the time. You will pay $2 per hour for parking, but you get to learn a lot of historical facts regarding our 16th president of these United States. There is a movie in the visitors center and...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were impressed with the information that the National Park Service Ranger was able to give both in the tour and outside with answers to our questions. We were with a large group from all over the United States, and he was excellent in handling...More

Thank O2433OHrebeccas
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour guide was great and very informative. The house has been restored and the whole neighborhood looks amazing.

Thank JuanG77
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did not have a lot of time in Springfield and contemplated going to the museum or Lincoln Home and decided to visit the home. Loved it! Very informative and our tour guide Jenny was superb!

Thank Patty C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting & thorough tour by a very knowledgeable national park service ranger. Nicely restored and preserved home, furniture, furnishings. Definitely worth a visit. Free admission. The visitors center had excellent displays of Historic Springfield and a small gift shop.

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time constraints and think "it's just another house we can catch it next time"...go ahead and go. The house tour is done on timed park ranger tickets. We had no trouble getting in towards the end of the day on a Monday....More

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Michael F
To see the films in the Visitors' Center, tour the Lincoln home, and walk through the 4 block area of old style streets, how long would you recommend without rushing it ?
22 June 2017|
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Response from kentucky101 | Reviewed this property |
Doing all of those things you should probably allow about two hours-two and a half hours. The film is about 20-25 minutes, tour the Lincoln home (guided tour) is about 30-45 minutes and walking around the historic homes... More
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NanaFradette
Can you tell me what the hours/days of the week it's open?
8 August 2016|
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Response from Dixie H | Reviewed this property |
They are open 8:30-5pm every day but Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
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Blakejen100
How much time should i allot if my son will work on the junior ranger badge?
11 June 2016|
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Response from Dana S | Reviewed this property |
My kids completed the Junior Ranger Program in about 30 minutes. They had different requirements (they're 8 & 12). We got the booklets then sat on the benches in the Visitor Center and went through the booklet. Then we... More
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