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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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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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Although the offices are not open due to renovation, the statues in the front of the building are great. In addition, it is right across from the Old State Capital, a must see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Although the offices are not open due to renovation, the statues in the front of the building are great. In addition, it is right across from the Old State Capital, a must see, so it didn't take any additional time or effort to see the building.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was neat to see the law office of the young Abraham Lincoln, it is currently closed and being reconditioned. It is centrally located across from the Old State Capitol building where Abraham the lawyer argued hundreds of cases. Neat to think of him walking home from his office just a couple of blocks to his home which is open... More 

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Mendota Heights
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Unfortunately, this was closed for renovation--we didn't see any activity in there for the 3 days we were in town. Tricky time for attraction to be closed at the height of tourist season (?).

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Woodward, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Closed right now for renovation. Will not be open until close to the summer of 2016. Should be great then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Those were the final words to Lincoln's junior partner in the firm, William Herndon, upon leaving Springfield for his journey to Washington. They practiced here from 1844-1852. The offices are located one long-block south on 6th St. At the corner of Adams. It was part of "The Tinsley Block" built in 1841. The ground floor serves as the Visitor Center... More 

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Claremont, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

You can only view the outside of this building, so it's not really worth the trouble. However, there are some cool statues outside of it, and it's also right next to the Old State Capitol (often closed due to budget cuts.)

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Ponder, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Good location across from the Old State Capitol building. Not actual historical site. Currently under refurbish. Tours not available. Appears to have been used for offices recently. Due to open in 2016.

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Howell, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The building is closed. The sign says they are renovating. A few statues outside for some photos. Close to all. We walked from here to Lincolns home to get a feel for the daily commute.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Sad that there is nothing to see inside the building. It was closed to visitors. However, it was close to other historic sites, such as the old capital building and library.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Right on the corner of the old State Courthouse. Bronze statues outside. I do not believe there are any opportunities to go inside.

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