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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 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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Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews 137 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very interesting. I really didn't hold a lot of hope for being wowed with this visit, but I was pleasantly surprised. Really got a feel for how the Lincoln's lived and their day-to-day life. Part of it was because our tour guide was absolutely wonderful and you could tell that she took great pride in getting everything just right. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The visit to Lincoln's Home and the walk through the surrounding neighborhood is free, but watch out for parking in the lot. The tour is worth it and the National Park's Service guide make the tour of the Lincoln home interesting. She was well-informed. The visitor's center is also interesting and contains some more Lincoln facts. You need to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

When you arrive at the Lincoln home the parking lot charges two dollars per hour payable at a kiosk. You walk over to the visitor center and you will receive your ticket to tour the home, tours are free. We had to wait a half hour for our tour, but then the other tours seemed to be every five minutes... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The NPS has preserved a large part of the neighborhood giving a great setting to Lincoln's home life. This look at Springfield in the 19th century was very helpful in understanding the forces the helped shape President Lincoln.

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Cerritos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

For all the history buffs out there. If there is any question while visiting Illnois if this place deserve a visit, I say FOR SURE. This place is impressive. As you drive through the very modern city of today to get to this historical site, you can't help to wonder what are you going to see in the heart of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This free tour lead by a park ranger is very interesting. It puts you in the rooms where Lincoln and his family lived. Many original pieces and the reproductions are well done. The home is in block of preserved houses, so you really are aware of the neighborhood where Lincoln lived in Springfield.

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Pittsburgh
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The area was great. The National Park Service has several blocks of this historical area, and there are several things to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Lincoln Home is a amazing. It was so cool to walk in the same steps as Mr and Mrs Lincoln. The tour guide was great and its Free.

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Sverige
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7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

You need tickets from the visitor centor before attending the tour, led by park rangers. The staff is very important for the joy of the tour, they tell stories and answer questions. The house is small and only a small group of visitors can join one ranger/guide. Do not bring backpacks, do not walk outside the allowed carpets.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have yet to be disappointed by any of the National Park Service sites. Whether it's a preserved battlefield, a natural park, or a historic building such as the Lincoln house, the NPS does a superb job of managing and presenting the sites. The receptionist at our hotel advised us that metered parking is free on weekends. Since we were... More

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