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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Well worth stopping

We did a quick trip to the Lincoln Home. The visitor center was nice and the tour of the home was well done. Take some time to visit the other homes in the area as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We did a quick trip to the Lincoln Home. The visitor center was nice and the tour of the home was well done. Take some time to visit the other homes in the area as well.

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Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Guided by a National Park ranger you will get an opportunity to walk through the same hallways Abe did over 150 years ago

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Perth, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Very well preserved old neighbourhood. You fee like living in Lincoln's age. Specailly nice in autumn with the different colours of the trees

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Lincoln's Home is located in an area with a bunch of restored houses from the time period, complete with wooden sidewalks. The tours are offered frequently, but I definitely recommend getting there early as you need a timed ticket to get in and each tour has a space limit. Don't miss the film inside the visitor's center---it gives a nice... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We came to Springfield to see the Lincoln sights and we were not disappointed. This historic site, I believe, is owned by the National Parks service. It includes not only the Lincoln home but also a tour of one of Lincoln's neighbor's home. The house itself and the family history given during the tour gives you a real sense of... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First, the National Park Service has done an excellent job in preserving the property, renovating the street, and organizing tours through the house. Because the house became a tourist destination almost immediately after Lincoln’s death, it has been “open” and more or less preserved for almost 150 years. Turning the house over to the NPS in the early 1970s has... More 

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Beecher,Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When we toured Lincolns home, we also toured a whole block. It was nice to see how the neighborhood would have been back then. Plenty of friendly park rangers around too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Surprisingly small for such a tall man with a large family, meticulously restored. Many visitors, be prepared to wait in line.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We took our children (11 & 16) for a quick trip to Springfield and visited this site while there. This is a great little tour and it is FREE which makes it even better since there are so few things like this that don't charge an admission fee. Stop at the visitor's center first to get tickets bc you do... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have always wanted to visit this site since I was a child so I was giddy to just be in front of Lincoln's home. Once I got to the visitor's center, I was able to be squeezed into a tour since I was alone. Our tour guide, Tom, was kind and great with our group. There were young children... More 

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