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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 #3 of 31 attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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North, VA
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211 reviews 211 reviews
70 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

There aren't too many places that you can get that up close and personal to an historic home. The Park Ranger was excellent and very accommodating to a member of our tour with a physical handicap. You get to see all rooms in the house and walk in the back garden. The park service has taken over several blocks around... More

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Wright City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent free attraction for locals and tourists. And a must see for any US historian. Was good for us as well as out kids to see how people lived in the past.parking was easy, wasn't busy when we visited, very relaxing and enjoyable way to spend part of your day.

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Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was a great experience. Free tickets for the Lincoln Home tour are available at the Visitor Center, where there is a gift shop located. Parking is $2 and there is a lot on the grounds. Watch your step as you travel back in time to world of sidewalks made of wood boards and rough uneven streets. I recommend this... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We live in Gettysburg PA and were excited to learn more about Lincoln's life in Springfield before the Presidency. We saw the NPS Lincoln home after the Presidential Museum and liked the movie and house tour so much more. Really gives you a sense of his family life and convictions.

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Springfield, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

For visitors touring the Lincoln sites such as the Presidential Library and Museum, the original Lincoln family home is an absolute must. It is an easy five-block walk south of the museum. There is a visitors' orientation center and parking lot adjacent to the "Lincoln Neighborhood" where park rangers form groups for escorted tours. The tour is free as is... More

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Springfield, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lincoln's home is such an inspiring place for everyone -- all ages -- to go and just imagine how life was at the time the Lincoln's lived there.

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Chatham, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

mostly original furniture - gives a full sense of what life in central Illinois was like in the 1850s - park near Visitors Center on 7th Street for free visit pass.

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Kechi, Kansas
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Step back in time. The Nation Park Service has out done itself here. Tour the Lincoln home and walk the neighborhood.

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The home seems like the Lincolns just left. The stories told by the Rangers and the easy way they encourage questions made this an excellent tour. (Like the Mary Lincoln supervised the addition of the second story to the home while Abraham was away on business) To stand in the room where they sat as a family to eat is... More

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Louisville, KY
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a must see if you are in Springfield. It only takes a couple of hours of you really take your time. Make sure to visit the front desk as soon as you arrive to get a free ticket to tour the house. While you wait for your tour, you can watch a short movie and walk around several... More

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