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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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Abe’s Hollow Ground

First of all ranger John was AWESOME! Second, even before we went into the home we had goose bumps... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jayjay099
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Cartersville, Georgia
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Carefully restored

We toured Lincoln's home and were impressed at the beauty and preservation. The tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jill B
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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 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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+1 217-492-4241
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all ranger John was AWESOME! Second, even before we went into the home we had goose bumps. We were walking on the hollow grounds of probably the greatest President of all time:) The homes and grounds that accompany the Lincoln house are simply...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured Lincoln's home and were impressed at the beauty and preservation. The tour guide was friendly and full of fun facts. There is no admission charge.

Thank Jill B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is near the end of the school year so field trips are in full swing. It was busy for a Tuesday morning. Although, I imagine there are many schools that come all year. A lot of very important history in Springfield, mostly relating to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This has been a dream of mine for years to get here & it was a thrill for me, to actually be in the home of Mary & Abraham Lincoln. I loved it. And I loved how nicely the neighborhood is preserved, well done. The...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend taking the guided tour. The ranger wrapped some humor into a very professional presentation. A lot of other building on the grounds to look at.

Thank Harley195
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lincoln's home is beautifully preserved along with surrounding homes on the street. A lovely park to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are not huge history buffs but we still thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Ranger Rose was excellent! She shared which artifacts in the home were the Lincoln's and was able to answer all questions. She definitely brought the Lincolns to life for...More

Thank Kristin T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tickets are first come first served. Get there early to get the time you want. Early beats the bus tours. I find the free Ranger lead tours are excellent and this was not disappointing.

Thank janet s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

do not miss this free tour , get your ticket in the visitor centre , very good guide with great knowledge of Abe Lincoln. make sure you allow time to see round the visitors centre and other houses, watch both films in the visitors centre....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lincoln’s house is air conditioned! Thank goodness cuz it’s already hot outside. We paid to park, paid for the guided tour, walked around the neighborhood, walked up to the library museum( excellent curated items in lots of different interactive styles). Only bad thing, as it...More

Thank Maria L
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middie6
20 April 2018|
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Response from Aaron W | Reviewed this property |
2-4 hours depending on how much ready you do. It can be done really fast if you just want to see it but like most Springfield attractions the workers are very knowledgeable and the more you show interest the more they share. More
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Shaun B
26 September 2017|
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Response from K C | Reviewed this property |
Our 8 and 12 year olds loved it.
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cynkuen
17 August 2017|
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Response from janaea03 | Reviewed this property |
No. There wasn’t a line at all we were able to walk right in
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