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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 2014
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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Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The tours are free. The home is furnished in actual Lincoln belongings. It felt like they could walk through the door at any time.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lincoln's home is so much more than the only home Lincoln ever owned. A square block has been restored as it was in Lincoln's time. Get tickets to tour the Lincoln home at the visitors center which also has two nice films. Walk around and soak up the ambience. There is no fee, but if you park on the grounds,... More

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our troop of 12 girls and 7 adults went as a group to visit sites around springfield. Museum definitely catered to our girls. We had a female tour guide, which I think was wonderful for the girls to have. She was highly knowledgeable on the lincoln home and shared wonderful stories about the family. Loved the added touch of having... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved being able to enter into Lincoln's "neighborhood" and feeling like you were being taken back in time. The National Park Service has acquired a lot of the area surrounding Lincoln's home (I believe it is about 4 blocks) and you can walk around and see many other homes and buildings as well. Admission is free but you must reserve... More

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

So much to learn here and the park rangers are great at teaching. The first day we went in the afternoon and tickets were gone for the day but we could still look at nearly a dozen or so other historical homes.

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Anaheim, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Run by the national park service and everything is free, except for a $2 parking fee if you use their lot (you can find 2 hour street parking). The park service bought up 4 city blocks to convert to the historic site, knocking down any modern building and renovating all remaining historic buildings that were there during the time Lincoln... More

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Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I visited the Lincoln Home about 15 years ago. It is much better now. They have many pieces original to the Lincoln family (only two when I toured before) and have improved barriers, railings, etc. The area/houses around the Lincoln Home has been preserved and is a walking mall for about a block in each direction. Very well done. Interpreters... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I am a National Park lover and a huge Abe Lincoln fan (so I may be a bit biased)! This was a wonderful park! The film was well done and even the 9 year old in our group enjoyed it. The docent who lead the tour was knowledgeable and did a thorough job of guiding our tour. Tickets were required... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You need to plan ahead for this one, as you need a ticket from the National Park Service. Small group tour of the house showed the furniture and how folks lived at the time. It's a walk back in time. You could almost see old Abe stretching out on the parlor floor!

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Chico, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We got to see where Abe Lincoln first lived and had his children, start his law practice and become the president of the United States. Loved seeing his home and it's furnishings. To hear about his home town life. We saw the homes of his neighbors.

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