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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 29 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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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Canton, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I'm a single Mom of two kids, and I love to travel. I'm always looking for great deals. This is a place I have been before, and I wanted to share with my kids. It is FREE, so if you don't like it, you are only "out" your time, but it is a real treasure in my opinion. We parked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed seeing the house, groups were moved through a little too quickly to get a good look at everything but enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was an amazing free tour. Just imagine walking through the doors and down the halls where Lincoln had gone through and lived. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. A great visit with family or even couples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Even on an abnormally cold veterans day, the park rangers were very willing to take my husband and I on a tour of the site and share insightful moments from Lincolns history. Don't forget to get your ticket so you can take a tour of Lincolns home, which is free. It was sobering considering the day we visited to think... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The tour is free when tickets are still available. You have to get the tickets from the visitors center. It was a great historical tour to catch a glimpse of the life of a great president. It's amazing how they have been able to restore the home and the village. Having the tour guide makes it more informative as they... More

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Ellicott City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I visited the Lincoln home on our last vacation. We're from the DC/Maryland area and the focus is on the Lincolns during the war and his assassination--heartbreaking. Seeing the place where the Lincoln family grew and was happy, seeing their actual possessions touched us both. This was such a wonderful change even though we knew how their... More

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Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Well worth your time! It was so interesting to see where Lincoln lived and to even use the stairway handrail that he had used. All of the furnishings were of that time period or actual original pieces from Lincoln. Very well done - and excellent narration throughout the tour. Don't miss the tour - well worth your time!

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Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visiting the Lincoln home in downtown Springfield was one of the highlights of our trip. Seeing the interior of the house with many pieces of actual Lincoln furniture was wonderful, as was walking by many of the restored homes in the 4-block historic district around the Lincoln home

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Brighton, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lincoln's home has been updated in colors that are believed to be more accurate to what Lincoln had. It is so nice to see the simple life that the family enjoyed together. Also you can view the 3 seater outhouse that was used. The streets and neighboring homes are reflective of that time period as well.

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Devon Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Free admission!! Wonderful, informative tour guides. I liked that we could take pictures in the house. Very friendly squirrels within this attraction, so if you are timid of them, beware.

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