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Address: 603 S. 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62791-9356
Phone Number: 217-524-0901
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Lindsay's home adds history to Springfield

OK, I'll admit it. I didn't know who Vachel Lindsay was until I read his biography before we visited his home at 603 South 5th Street in Springfield, next to the Illinois... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

OK, I'll admit it. I didn't know who Vachel Lindsay was until I read his biography before we visited his home at 603 South 5th Street in Springfield, next to the Illinois Governor's mansion. In fact, I didn't even know if Lindsay was a he or a she. It only proves you never are too old to get educated. We... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This home has barely changed since Vachel Lindsay lived there, so the ambiance is real. One can picture him in every room. The guides are very informative; often there are performances in the home. They are wonderful!

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I enjoyed this tour more than my husband. The house was just a normal house, but it was interesting to learn about Vachel Lindsay as well as his father who was a physician with an office in the house where he was one of very few doctors who treated African Americans or other poor people of the time. Vachel was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Missouri
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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Address: 603 S. 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62791-9356
Phone Number: 217-524-0901
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield

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