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Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
800-545-7300, 217-789-2360
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Ranked #10 of 31 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.
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Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The site is currently closed for restoration, so we were unable to get inside, but there is a plaque explaining about the significance of the building.

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ballwin mo
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nothing to special If you are near by and have an extra hour go for it. If not skip it.There are many more better choices in Springfield to see.

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CULLMAN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

looks like they are getting ready to do some more restorations. but still had a great tour. enjoyed looking out the window where Lincoln would have to see the now old state capital.

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Augusta, GA
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536 reviews 536 reviews
248 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This tour guide was very good, but the venue is being redone to be exactly as it was in the day. I was glad that we had visited the Lincoln Museum before we went here so we had seen how Lincoln used to bring his sons here, and they were messy and wild. It was not clear what was originally... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The offices were very enjoyable, but without a doubt the main attraction was the tour guide. She was super nice and a veritable fount of information. She not only had tons of historical facts about Lincoln and his law practice, but she knew the history of the city of Springfield as well. She took all questions in stride and handled... More

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The tour is free and very interesting. Since Abraham Lincoln had his law practice in those very rooms it is a "must see" when in Springfield.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Be sure and do the tour. The guide is great and a wealth of information. He told some interesting stories about Lincoln qnd his law cases.

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Westminster, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The docent works hard to make this empty area come to life. But getting a sense of place and proximity will appeal to history buffs.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our first stop of our Springfield trip was the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office and then I wanted to go to Tinsley Dry Good's Store. We headed to the Law office and when we got there, there was no one at the desk. We walked around and read through the museum and made it all the way to the Post Office in... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a must-see for Lincoln buffs. Be aware that due to renovations in 2014 the building is only open 3 times daily. The tour guide was great and had many interesting stories and facts to share beyond what you might know from textbooks. There are two flights of stairs to climb so this can be an issue if you... More

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