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Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

Address: Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 800-545-7300, 217-789-2360
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Ranked #12 of 29 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.

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Schererville, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

they were remodeling the interior - neat to see the outside but would have liked to have seen more - no mention of when it would reopen. There is a model of it in the Presidential Museum.

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Westerville, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

It was neat to see Abe's place of employment and there is a plaque telling about the history. Probably will be cool to see when renovation work is complete.

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Roselle, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

While the building is closed for reconstruction...the surrounding area is filled with various statues of Lincoln, with and without his family. There is much historical value of this small block of buildings, called Lincoln Square. There is a plague on the wall in the center area, that indicates it marks the departure point of the Donner Party leaving on April... More

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Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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571 reviews 571 reviews
268 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 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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110 reviews 110 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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