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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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New Year's Eve tour

We managed to reach Springfield from Chicago right on time to catch the last tour at 4.30 PM on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
B1714D
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Belgrade, Serbia
Fantastic history

My 7 year old has researched Abraham Lincoln heavily, so when we visited this past summer he was so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ErinHoughton
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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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413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to reach Springfield from Chicago right on time to catch the last tour at 4.30 PM on the New year's Eve. First of all you have to register at the National park's office and obtain your free tickets. There are restrooms, info about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 7 year old has researched Abraham Lincoln heavily, so when we visited this past summer he was so happy. Being able to touch the handrail, he stood there with tears in his eyes telling me how he was touching something Abraham Lincoln touched. That...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lincoln's house was fantastic. We are not Americans & did not know much about him but the tour guide realised this & asked us where we were from... Australia & Indonesia. He made sure we understood all the information & pointed out quirky things we...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We loved this tour! We did the entire walking tour and learned about many different people and we also did the tour of Lincoln's house. It was amazing and we got to touch the same hand rail on the stairs as Lincoln himself used! My...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The house is beautiful. The tour guide was very nice. The house is in a four block historic area. We learned so much about him and his family. We enjoyed it very much.

1  Thank zahale
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Sad part was I lived in Springfield for 5 years and didn’t do this but after moving I realized I needed to go back for it. I loved it and found it amazing the furniture and wall hangings it was truly interesting and the tour...More

Thank Aaron W
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This historic site has other neighborhood houses that are being restored, as well. Some contain displays and there are also some audio history stops you can listen to on your phone, as well as some explanatory placards around the area. The visitor center has a...More

2  Thank mcconnellboys
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This tour was really informative and our tour guide was funny and enthusiastic. Learned more about Lincoln on this 25 minute tour than I did in the museum. It'w worth the visit and it's free!

1  Thank deniseandy
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

the home is great you may tour it there a book showing the home and a recipe for mary lincoin white cake it is very good

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We toured the Lincoln home in Springfield and found that they restoration done a few years ago was well done. The building and furnishings are true to the period and well preserved.

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Our 8 and 12 year olds loved it.
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No. There wasn’t a line at all we were able to walk right in
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22 June 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answers that I read. It should take 2 to 3 hours. Other interesting sites pertaining to Lincoln include his tomb (about 15 minutes away), the Lincoln Presidential Library, and the simple log cabin village... More
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