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Elijah Iles House

628 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 492-5929
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Ranked #17 of 31 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Nov 25, 2013
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English first
Athens
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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