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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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Address: 413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 217-492-4241 ex.221
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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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Lincolns home

Great history landmark to one of the greatest presidents. The street and neighboring house all have the history on placards in the front. Excellent place to stop and visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Aiken
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history landmark to one of the greatest presidents. The street and neighboring house all have the history on placards in the front. Excellent place to stop and visit. Parking is close and only cost 2 bucks an hour.

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with kids and got our Passports stamped. The boys, aged 10 and 12, were interested in the tour of the house, and it was just the right length to keep them engaged. Next time, would like to take the train from Joliet.

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Thank drcrusty
Michigan
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little museum about Lincoln mixed among the many Lincoln-esk stuff in Springfield. Made Abe more human to me.

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Thank JayR101
New Orleans, Louisiana
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great expectation! To experience the life and home of This President and his family. Worth the time and effort during the end of year very chilly weather. Well maintained and restored. What a national and state treasure for the American people! A must see while in the area.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park rangers are very knowledgable and friendly. Get a free ticket at the visitor center and ranger takes you through the home. Several original items in the home from Lincoln's time as well.

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1 Thank DGLG84
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lincoln Home site is a trip back in time. Beautifully restored, it gives an insight into a bygone era, and makes one realize how life was just a short while ago. Also brings history to life.

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Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour gave a wonderful perspective on Lincoln the person. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very willing to answer our questions. Turns out that January was a great time to visit. We had a personal tour.

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Draper, Utah
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was really the president's house. Very modest by today's standard but very nice in 1860. Well worth a visit.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE took my 34 yr old daughter and 11 yr old grandson and we were all informed and entertained. Park service does at great job and informing and keeping things moving.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After watching a very entertaining and educational short film, we took the free tour to the historic home of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Since I really enjoy touring historic homes and buildings, this was right up my alley. After the tour we were able to spend time with the tour guide, discussing in detail our questions that we had. We... More 

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