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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701
217-492-4241 ex.221
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Orlando
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

How wonderful to have so much history preserved. Our tour guide (volunteer) was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A bit more signage at entry points to the area would have been helpful but once we got started at the visitor center we saw everything easily. Was pleased to learn that Lincoln was a cat lover!

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Clayton, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A wonderful glimpse of history and Lincoln's life...and there is no admission fee (thanks to Lincoln's son). A must see in Springfield, Illinois!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

First of all, there is no admission fee to tour the Lincoln Home, which was surprising. We would have gladly paid to witness where he lived, worked and raised his young family. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic, informative and answered all of our questions thoroughly. We had another group behind us, but he did not rush us through. We... More

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Albany, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great block of preserved homes. Very cool to walk the street and see what Abe would have seen. A short walk from the presidential museum.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Lincoln's home tour is free, just pay $2 a hour for parking. It was neat being in the same house where Lincoln once lived. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, and the tour was interesting. I suggest starting your Springfield tours here, learning about Lincoln and then on to the other museums and his Tomb.

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Augusta, GA
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216 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is not a grand house or really anything special; however, it is very nice and large for the time, and it is interesting to see a few original possessions of the Lincolns. His original little corner desk where he worked on the Emancipation Proclamation is inside as well as a few other things. We were lucky enough to see... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

What a remarkable job of restoring and keeping this house in the style that Lincoln lived in 1860. Grandkids had the great opportunity to talk to "Abe" in person in his back yard. Loved it.

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Belmont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The home is a guided tour, you do have to climb stairs to the 2nd floor. Some original furniture, and period decorations. Paid parking is right in front of the visitor center where you pick up your assigned tickets. Well worth the visit.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

While Abraham Lincoln's own home is the featured attraction, the site also contains several blocks of homes that were extant at the time of Lincoln's residency in Springfield. Visitors can take a free tour of the Lincoln home, and wander the surrounding properties at their leisure. There's no charge to visit, thanks to a stipulation placed by Robert Lincoln, one... More

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Noblesville, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were there on a Sunday and some things were closed. The whole block of homes are on display. Very clean and well kept. It is interesting to see the only home Abe Lincoln ever owed and to use our imagination as to how he and his family lived.

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