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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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20 minute tour, lots of houses to see, but we only made it to Lincoln's house only since it was already 4:20PM. All other house were already closed at that time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

20 minute tour, lots of houses to see, but we only made it to Lincoln's house only since it was already 4:20PM. All other house were already closed at that time.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visited from London, with a friend. I'm a historian, did my PhD at University College London, specialising in American history. We arrived 10 minutes before the last tour but we were refused entry because it was full. Fair enough. But then a member of staff rudely told us "no cheese for those that whine" when we politely requested a look... More 

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Athens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a great experience to walk in and around the Lincoln home. This not to be missed and is free thanks to Lincolns son.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed being able to tour this home that has been meticulously restored and maintained. There are many of the original Liincoln family artifacts that you can view during your tour. And best of all it is free but you do have to get a ticket at the visitors center first.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Lincoln Home in May 2015. We parked in a nearby street, and walked across to the pedestrianised street where Lincoln lived - apparently, this house is the only home he and his family ever owned. A U.S. park ranger spoke to us, and asked if we'd like to enter the home. Of course we... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

See the home and his furnishings from the 1860's in his home. Then walk around neighborhood and see the homes that he saw. The visitors center is a must to get started and to get a tour of the home

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Liked that you could walk there from anywhere in town. Also possibloe to take bus from memorial site and grave

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The fully preserved block allows you to envision life as it was when Lincoln lived there. The house was fabulous and the tour guide was phenomenal in giving us insight on his life and times. The house is now a part of the only National Park in Illinois and is truly a treasure. Great history lesson got the kids!

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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I got to see the inside of Lincoln's home in Springfield. It was awesome. The home offers a view of what life was like in the 1800s in an urban setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is a little difficult to take a small child through the tour, as they tend to try and touch everything in sight. Fair warning. But the tour is very cool, and free! Check it out! We enjoyed walking the closed in street in the shade of large trees after the tour. Parking is a little expensive, but when you... More 

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