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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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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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Small groups are given a tour through the house which Lincoln and Mary lived with their children. Nicely preserved and the tour guide explains very well the house and Lincoln's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Small groups are given a tour through the house which Lincoln and Mary lived with their children. Nicely preserved and the tour guide explains very well the house and Lincoln's life there. Time in the tour is short as the house is very small. Very young children probably not interested in the house or the presentation and need to control... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Arrive early as tours book up fast and are on a first come, first served basis. It was great to walk where Lincoln walked and to place my hand on the same staircase handrail as he did. There is free parking adjacent to the welcome center and no need to pay at the meters on the street.

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Freeport, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had tickets for the 11:50 AM showing and tour. Great job by our guide, but one negative is that she expounded too many personal opinions that were almost political in nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

NPS, well done! Great tour, well done on the preservation and the presentation, a must see! The movie(s) provided a little more background in Lincoln's time in Springfield.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing feature in Historic Downtown Springfield! However, NO BACKPACKS allowed! I say this because I wish I knew before our tour started, I would have left my backpack/purse in the car. The tours groups are kind of big, which makes for tight quarters in the house during the tour. Probably not something the little kiddos (under 4)... More 

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Claremont, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was interesting, but greatly marred by the ghetto nature of downtown Springfield. Also, the Visitor's Center film needs to be re-done, as Mary Todd is about 300 pounds, and Lincoln is overly animated/effeminate. Bad acting too...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you're in Springfield IL, you're here to see the Lincoln sites and learn about the history of this great time in our young country. The Ab Lincoln home tour is free, it's quick but worth while. Plan on getting tickets from the NPS early, we had about an hour wait so we walked the old town streets and took... More 

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Colfax, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our group of high school Girl Scouts really enjoyed our visit. Get your tour tickets when you first arrive. We arrived on a Monday about 2 p.m., and the next available tour was 4:15 p.m. We spent the time watching the movie in the Visitor Center and spending time looking at the other old homes on his street, which are... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not all that interesting and the guides were rude, even forcing one woman to go outside when her phone rang, and not readmitting her, spitefully. She really was afraid it was an emergency call. The guide was a bully. Save your fee and go elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our family of four stopped here for a quick visit. Wish we could have had more time to do the tours, but oh well, perhaps another time. Love the old houses and they are very well kept up (on the outside). There are people dressed in period style clothing answering questions. As far as I know, it's all free.

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Additional Information about Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Address: 413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 217-492-4241 ex.221
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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