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Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

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Address: Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 800-545-7300, 217-789-2360
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working...
Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.
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Still a lovely place to see from the outside

Although this site is closed for renovations, I'm glad that I could still walk by and see it fro the outside. I'll definitely have to come back after the renovations are finished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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Middletown
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

While you are out touring the capital city, of Springfield, be sure and visit this historic site. Quite interesting especially if a Lincoln buff

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Hamilton, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were very disappointed to learn that the site was closed and we were unable to visit it while in Springfield. No one could advise us as to when the renovations would be completed.

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Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a historic landmark, well worth a visit and photo opportunity. Within walking distance of the museum.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Although this site is closed for renovations, I'm glad that I could still walk by and see it fro the outside. I'll definitely have to come back after the renovations are finished so I can see the final product!

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Lombard, Illinois
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243 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I went here with my kids to show them a little history. Unfortunately it is currently closed for renovation. From the outside it looks like they have kept the building up to date and it is directly across from the old State Capital building which shows how much influence Lincoln had locally in his career.

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Unfortunately, this location is still under construction, so we were only able to see the outside of the structure. We are drawn to return to see this - as both my wife and I are lawyers and interested in Lincoln's surrounds in pursuit of that profession.

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Cincinnati
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Be aware this site is undergoing renovation. It was closed when I was in Springfield in August 2014, but we were lucky to have a very thoughtful and dedicated guide come along and give us a special tour. It was very good and I expect it to be great when the renovations are done.

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Skokie, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were able to take a tour of these law offices where Lincoln ACTUALLY WORKED with his partner. Our tour guide was friendly and helpful, and we learned so much! Highly recommend for anyone visiting Springfield!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited the site before it was closed for renovation. The lady that showed us the building had so much knowledge of details, it was impressive! It isn't big area and everything was kept (as much as possible) original, including furniture. I am curious to visit again after renovation. It is worth to take time to visit. I will try... More 

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Beecher, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

When I was in there. It was very good. I enjoy it so much. I learn so much history about this place.

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