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Vachel Lindsay Home

603 S. 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62791-9356
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Ranked #14 of 31 attractions in Springfield
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Vachel Lindsay's house is also the same house that Abraham Lincoln's sister lived in first. Well preserved. I saw a top hat sitting on the night stand next the Mr. Lindsay's bed. You could tell that this hat was very old and had Mr. Lindsay's name on the inside. Our guide explained how the Lindsay's built an addition to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Learned a lot about Vachel Lindsay's career and family. Home is well taken care of; lots of nice touches designed by his mother and preserved for today's visitors. Tour guide was friendly and informative.

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Pekin, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This home was so interesting not only in itself but the family who owned it. It's immaculately kept up!! The guide, Jennie, was a brilliant woman who took a personal interest in making sure all our questions were answered and then some!

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Just down the street from the Governor's mansion and the Frank Lloyd Wright house. We're from Spokane, Wa. where Vachel spent some time living in our historical hotel and met his wife. So we HAD to check this out

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Bloomington, Indiana
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22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Well maintained residence of the poet, novelist, and writer of the first book about film. The owner before Lindsay was Mary Todd's sister, so the house also has a Lincoln connection. It takes no more than a half-hour to tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

A good place to see another aspect of life during Lincoln's time. Many interesting facts and artifacts about the family.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The outside of the house was lovely, with a beautiful, blooming Linden tree in the front yard. The house itself was beautifully restored, but there was not much furniture on the first floor. I can understand that the correct period pieces are expensive to acquire. So that was fine. But the person giving the tour would not stay on the... More

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Loretto, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Only had a day in this city and spent more than half of it in this house talking with the highly knowledgeable docent. No better way to appreciate an author than to experience the surroundings that influenced him!

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Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Vachel Lindsay House in Springfield, IL is a beautifully restored home with some wonderful things to see. I was greatly impressed with the tour from the docent and as it's only a recommended donation, you can pay what you want. I highly recommend this house on your sights in Springfield, IL.

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Petersburg, Il
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you are "into" Vachel Lindsay this is the place to go, otherwise it is a nice home tour. The home is period and that makes it worth seeing, but it isn't really "exciting". The docents are great! They hold other events there, art shows, photo shows, and that makes it worth going!

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