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Address: 628 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
Phone Number: (217) 492-5929

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Another link to Lincoln lore

The Elijah Iles House at 628 South 7th Street often is overlooked when visitors come to Springfield to explore the more publicized Lincoln historic sites. But Iles, one of the... read more

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

The Elijah Iles House at 628 South 7th Street often is overlooked when visitors come to Springfield to explore the more publicized Lincoln historic sites. But Iles, one of the founding fathers of Springfield, had as much to do with Lincoln's rise as anyone else. Iles, an American businessman, pioneer and politician, settled in Springfield in 1821, opened the first... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I arrived just in time to see "Mr. Lincoln" walking a small group of visitors from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site to the Elijah Iles House. We caught up to their walking tour on the way to the House. "Mr. Lincoln" was a delight as he talked to us about the town and our destination: The... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A friend volunteers giving guided tours of this quaint family home of Elijah Iles and his connection to Abe and Mary "Todd" Lincoln and many influential statesmen that visited this home.

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I happened on this house at 3:30 on a Saturday, and was I lucky! I was the last tour, so I got a wonderful and informative tour! This house belonged to one of the founders of Springfield, and I believe it may be the oldest house in Springfield. The house has been moved twice and the stories of those moves... More 

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Terre Haute
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

There was a strawberry fest in the back yard during our walk to this house. And the son of one of the former owners of the house was on our tour - making it really special. The house was literally moved across town - that must have been something. The house has such ornate features and is something to see.... More 

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Centralia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Very enjoyable "first" house of Springfield & accompanying museum. Tour guides are very knowledgeable. Camp Butler Exhibit in the lower level was unique and educational. A short walk from Lincoln's home.

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Taylorville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The tour guide was very informative, and the house was wonderful. They have photographs of when the house was moved to its current location and my daughter was fascinated by how they did it. The watch museum in the basement was VERY interesting, and if you have an old watch, they can authenticate it for you! The tour is free,... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Wonderful experience; a real jewel! I have to go back as the watch museum was not open on the lower level.

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

This was the best tour of a historical home, you could possibly ask for. It is a spacious, beautifully restored home, that was the first in Springfield. I thought the portrait above the fireplace looked like Wayne Newton of Las Vegas fame. I bet they were related somehow. Our tour guide was a very educational, informed, gentleman, and was very... More 

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Address: Address: 628 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
Phone Number: (217) 492-5929
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield

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