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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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For history enthusiasts or those who just admire Lincoln, this is a wonderful place. Since the house remained in the Lincoln family until it was donated to the government, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

For history enthusiasts or those who just admire Lincoln, this is a wonderful place. Since the house remained in the Lincoln family until it was donated to the government, and has apparently been maintained but not remodeled, it feels very authentic. Some of the furniture that Abe and Mary used is still in the house. (You can't touch the furniture,... More 

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Worcester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully cared for home of Abraham and Mary Lincoln in area of well maintained homes a la 1860. Well worth the visit to the very sleepy capitol of Illinois.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must see if you're in town and a fan of Abraham Lincoln. The house is set on a historic street where traffic does not go through. It's a great neighborhood to walk around.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As a Springfield native, I was always wanting to visit Lincolns Home. And my Dad would say" but he's never home!" . So as an adult I've been there several times with visitors, and my Dad was right! Of all the Lincoln sights, this is my favorite. The guides are interesting & informative. The house and surrounding neighborhood are both... More 

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Fayette, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Jeff was our docent and was wonderful! He dressed in period clothing and was an excellent storyteller. He kept all ages interested and was very knowledgeable. Kids enjoyed trying the period games. Parents enjoyed the restored neighborhood and information. If you stay within walking distance of the site, be prepared - there's not much in the way of restaurants or... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very historic and this does take a few hours to walk through...the visitor center helps with this places to see. The cart to help Lincolns' voting for president is on display. Also soldiers are around from this century. A great living history lesson for all ages.

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Portland, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Our National Park Service has down an outstanding job not only in preserving and interpreting the Lincoln House, but the surrounding two block neighborhood. Totally unexpected, it was like stepping back to Lincoln's time. Highly recommended! A high point of our visit to Springfield.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop on our trip to Springfield, Illinois to soak up everything we could about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. We parked on the street that borders the entrance to a trip back to the mid 1800s. It was so quiet and peaceful walking on the wooden sidewalks looking around the neighborhood where the Lincolns... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Go on the free Forest Service tour--you will learn lots. The forest ranger was very knowledgeable and added a lot of local folklore. If you have a cellphone, you can dial a number to learn more about each of the local buildings.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

They really did a nice job when the renovations were done. The house is in really nice shape. The guided tour was excellent. The reproduction of the wallpaper and rugs is well done. Now that the Park Service own the area for a couple of blocks around the house, it makes the area very nice.

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