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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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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
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The guide for my tour, Jenny, really knew her stuff, and was a real trooper to conduct the tour even though she was hoarse. She made the life of the Lincoln's come alive, and was very friendly and went a long way to include the smallest members of the tour. I could really tell that she enjoyed her work and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

While many places are going through remodel we were still allowed to come in and learn. What a great place! The passion of the staff was amazing! You rarely see people who want you as a visitor to see it all, but to enjoy your time! in fact one of the nps employees, said let me take your camera and... More

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