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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 #2 of 30 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this four-block historic...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

To have preserved the Lincoln neighborhood the way they have deserves a great deal of credit and the Lincoln home tour itself is a terrific journey back in time.

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Galway, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a must for any visitor to Springfield. The street is well laid out and is similar to the way it was 150 years ago. A tour of Lincoln's house is well worth doing.

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naperville, illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The free ranger tour (get your ticket at the information center) is very informative and they will encourage questions. Gives another in depth look at our president.

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Anytown, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lincoln's neighborhood is one of my favorite destinations so far. The house is amazing, kept so faithfully over the years. To see the original furniture and to touch the same stair banister that Lincoln himself touched - just wow. The whole neighborhood though is so moving. It's really like stepping back in time. I'm so thankful to the historians who... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Probably the cheapest option in Springfield to learn more about Lincoln. It is nice that they have kept the original place and restored the old houses. Tour is not long, but it is worthwile to take. The films they show in the visitor center, are also useful. I would not miss this spot if you want to learn something about... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very interesting to walk through the home Lincoln lived in as he decided to run for President. A great gift to Illinois from his son.

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Springfield, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Its a worthwhile piece of history. The park rangers are always very nice and knowledgeable The tour is just 20-30 min and worth the wait

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Champaign, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Touring Lincoln's Home was absolutely terrific. The interior has been painstakingly restored to the period and much of the furniture actually belonged to the Lincoln family. The visitor center offers movies and displays along with restrooms and a gift shop. Each tour is led by a National Park Ranger. Our docent was very interesting and knowledgeable. Our group enjoyed his... More 

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Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The only home that Lincoln owned is a worthwhile visit. Visitors need to be aware that people are taken through the home in groups and, if you plan to go at the end of the day in the busy season, you need to get your ticket in advance.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I enjoyed the guided tour of the house the exhibits/movies at the visitor center. Its very close to the museum so make sure you take time to also see this while in Springfield.

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