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Vachel Lindsay Home

603 S. 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62791-9356
217-524-0901
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Ranked #20 of 31 attractions in Springfield
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 29, 2013
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English first
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Berwyn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Pekin, Illinois
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This house will interest anyone who likes mid-western poetry in general. It is a modest house in the city.

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CHILLICOTHE
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

My family and I really had not heard of Vachel Lindsay before touring his family home. We found out that he was a poet and a writer with very interesting taste in art for his era. Few items had actually been owned by the Lindsay family. Most of the items in the home had been purchased by the family that... More

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IL
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21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

My friend and I took our Girl Scout troop here while we waited for the Executive Mansion to open. Thank you to the gardener from the Executive Mansion as we learned new things and found a hidden treasure. The house is locked, however a simple ring on the doorbell gains you admittance. The woodwork and furnishings are beautiful and well... More

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