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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Great Way to Spend an Afternoon

Very informative and educational. They offer guided tours. Fun for the whole family. Children can get a workbook to take with them and fill out by answering questions along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very informative and educational. They offer guided tours. Fun for the whole family. Children can get a workbook to take with them and fill out by answering questions along the way and upon completion they can get sworn in as a Junior Park Ranger... My granddaughter loved this! The projects are age appropriate....so kids of all ages can participate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

While not as detailed as the museum, it does show you his house, how he lived in Springfield, and a typical street. The tour takes about 25 minutes and it's free. There are a couple of other houses to walk through besides walking down the street itself. We spent about an hour and a half doing the tour and walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here while driving south and since Illinois is such a LONG state we welcomed any chance to get our and see something. It was so nice that the only charge was a few bucks for parking. There are parts you can explore on your own- and a video in the visitors center, but you must get a ticket... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A very attractive, preserved and restored area of Springfield which transports you back to the time that Lincoln walked the area. Multiple homes and lots line the street while signs describe the history. A museum with two different moves gives perspective.

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Livingston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Another great piece of American History. The whole little neighbor hood has been restored, and it's just impressive.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Tours are first-come, first-served (and free) - plan accordingly if going on a weekend. The official parking lot is $2/hour with a somewhat confusing payment system. Came back on another day to walk the neighborhood when it wasn't pouring down rain and found free street parking just south of the historical neighborhood block. The tour itself was very interesting -... More 

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Lockport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Park ranger very informative and knowledgeable. Nice house considering the couple lived above a tavern. All other homes in neighborhood all became friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lincoln's home is as the home was during his time. The guides are very knowledgeable and informative in all aspects on the times and Lincoln's life. Everybody should see this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to visit to understand Lincolns pre-presidency days. Kudos to the NPS for buying a 4 block area and preserving the area in nearly as close a condition as it was over a century ago!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Arrive early to receive your timed ticket to enter the Lincoln home. The tour is informative and I enjoyed seeing the décor inside the house. Visitors can also enter other homes in the area.

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Additional Information about Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Address: Address: 413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 217-492-4241 ex.221
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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