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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 32 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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Columbia, Missouri
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174 reviews 174 reviews
100 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A great historical visit. The town buildings resembled those that were present in Lincoln's day. The free tour was great! It was very informative but short enough that it did not lose your attention. The preservation of artifacts in the home was spectacular. We also learned unique facts about the Lincoln family; the tour guides really know their stuff!

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Medinah
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great tour by the National Park Service Staff. Hadn't been here in years, they have greatly improved the experience. A must stop to see the history of the area

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Morris, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great tour. I learned about Lincoln's family and home life. The tour guides were excellent, very knowledgeable about the goings on in Lincoln's life in Springfield, Illinois

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des moines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You are instantly dropped back in time when you set foot onto the grounds. A friendly and well trained guide takes you on this tour of a home restored almost too well. You must have a free ticket for the timed tours so grab that at the visitor center. While there be sure to see the movie! After seeing Lincoln's... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed it a lot . . . . our guide was great and filled us with facts about the Lincoln's life in Springfield. The outhouse in the backyard for the ladies and their hoop skirts was something.

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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Lincoln home is in a National Park. All tours are free of charge and conducted by National Park Rangers. It provides insight to the real Lincoln.

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Mpls, MN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Another excellent stop on the Lincoln tour. It really feels like a home where he could and did live, and you feel closer to him for it.

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Atchison, Kansas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

So very glad we were able to turn the home. The tour guide was very informative and brought the family to life. Very well done.

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Springfield
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were here twice last fall and didn't get to visit the house. We were here back in the '90s but it was fun coming back again after reading more about the civil war. Our guide did an excellent job. A beautifully preserved block of homes. Nice to have a wonderful Lincoln museum and library close by.

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing Lincoln's home. In the visitor center we got to see Lincoln himself. He was a little scatter brained so we didn't stay through the whole presentation.

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