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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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Visited on 2/27/15 and signed up for the 4:00 pm tour (the last tour of the day is 4:30 pm). Pick up a free ticket at the Visitor Center and choose a tour time. Parking is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited on 2/27/15 and signed up for the 4:00 pm tour (the last tour of the day is 4:30 pm). Pick up a free ticket at the Visitor Center and choose a tour time. Parking is inexpensive ($2 worth of quarters in the Visitor Center parking lot). While waiting for your tour time, take the time to view the free... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Lincoln home is a worthwhile visit. The first stop is the Visitor Center where you pick up a free ticket with your scheduled time to visit the home The Visitor Center has a video and also a shop along with other information. Our tour through the house was very interesting and our docent very knowledge. The house contains several... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I could not believe that we could visit the Lincoln Home and it is an amazing place, such detail has been restored and kept in this district. Very informative information from the Park Ranger. I was in awe of who had stayed here. Just to think that the president had entertained in this room or had played with his children... More 

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Cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was a very nice presentation of an important and well preserved home. Understandably busy, they run tours back to back and therefore I felt a bit rushed. If you like to take your time as I do, plan to solve this problem by going through twice! Every presentation is a bit different, and the admission is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is "real" history at it's best. Combined with the Old IL State Capitol, it gives an accurate picture of where Abe lived and worked.

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Olney, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This 4 block area includes the home of Abraham Lincoln before he became our 16th President. The home itself does include some of the original furniture and some items that belong to the Lincolns when they lived there. The surrounding homes are original to the area and show how early Springield, IL looked.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are a history buff, Springfield, Illinois is the place to visit. This is the order that I would recommend to you: 1. Lincoln Museum 2. Lincoln's Home 3. Lincoln's Tomb You may want to spend one complete day to do this adventure in the history of Abe Lincoln.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love that the National Park Service has restored the entire streetscape to the Lincolns' time. I don't know that the Lincoln attractions in Springfield succeed in bringing the man to life, but they do succeed in providing a glimpse into the his life and times by allowing the visitor to walk Lincoln's once-familiar path between home, work, and church.... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our group only had a few spare hours while we were in Springfield, and the Lincoln Home was well worth our time. Don't miss this attraction if you are ever in the Springfield area! There are several blocks around the Lincoln Home that have been preserved, and it's an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are in Springfield and have never immersed yourself in Lincoln Heritage, this is just one stop you must make. It is not a long tour, but very well documented and authentic and gives you good insight into Lincoln's early life. Couple this stop with a stop at the Lincoln Presidential museum and a stop at his Law office... More 

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