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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

How amazing was it that so many people fit into such a small area! Homes of today are massive compared to the past and this is no exception. The cool part of this was all of the original pieces left in the home. I'm glad that it wasn't destroyed or redone too much. This really enhanced the whole experience.

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East Sussex UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

As visitors from the UK and long term admirers of Abraham Lincoln this was a must see location in Springfield. To walk through his house and see how he actually lived helped us to understand more about the man behind the myth. You really get the sense that this was the place he was happiest in his life. The fact... More

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Claremont, California
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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is another great place to see. Much do the furniture used by President Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln is still in the house and the docents there are friendly and knowledgable.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The US Park Service conducts 20 minute free tours of the Lincoln home - a modest and comfortable family home with many original items. The neighboring homes of the period in a 4 block area can also be visited. An excellent Visitor's Center and nearby parking.

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Springfield, MO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This was a humbling experience to see the small home in which this very large man ate his daily bread. The home is not opulent, small rooms, just an ordinary small town lawyer's home. The home to which he planed to return. My favorite room was the room to the left - the sewing room, or 'den' as we would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

This site is immaculate and stirs feelings of pride bad patriotism. I love everything about this man and was honored to visit his resting place in tribute.

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our travels took us near Springfield, Ill, a visit to the Lincoln Home was an easy choice. Everything in the historic site area is well kept. Everyone was helpful. I took along a laser cut wood model of Lincoln's home from my HO train layout. That added interest to the visit. There are many of the actual furnishings in the... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We wandered around the neighborhood before our scheduled tour, taking advantage of the commentary about some of the sites that could be access via cell phone. What a great idea! One of the things that interested me the most was the explanation (with floor plans and models) of how Lincoln expanded the original home several times as his family grew... More

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Santa Maria, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our guide was terrific and made the history come alive. She knew the answers to all of our questions and was super friendly. I hadn't realized this was a guided tour but after the tour you could wander through the area on your own. I highly recommend.

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West Fargo, North Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Authentically restored historical home and neighborhood. Informative, free tours by the National Park Service.

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