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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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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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Linconl's law office

We got to see where Lincoln practiced law. They tell stories of what it was like when his boys came to the office and stories that his law partner Herndon wrote about him. Small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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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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Cincy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Closed for renovation...sorry we missed out. We have liked to see where Mr Lincoln developed his skills as a lawyer

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We got to see where Lincoln practiced law. They tell stories of what it was like when his boys came to the office and stories that his law partner Herndon wrote about him. Small place downtown across from the Old State Capitol. Well worth a look.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very disappointed that the law office was under renovation while we visited. I would have loved to have wandered in and among where he worked and studied. I wish there was a sign indicating when renovations may be completed.

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Decatur, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

When in downtown Springfield visiting Lincoln sites, it's pretty much mandatory to visit the law offices out of respect for Mr. Lincoln if for no other reason. You'll be sorely disappointed as there is NOTHING in there, but still, you can say you were in a space he used to be in. The quick walk through leads to a gift... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stopped at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices at the corner of Sixth and Adams Streets in Springfield, across from the Old State Capitol, on our last trip to Springfield. It is a must-stop on everyone's travel itinerary. Unfortunately, on our most recent tour of the Lincoln historical sites, the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices were closed for historic renovation. Plans are to... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

More American history. This whole section of town is very interesting, with a lot for a family to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am truly impressed that the offices are maintained AS-IS (more or less). It was neat to see the law offices of Lincoln!

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Additional Information about Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

Address: Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 800-545-7300, 217-789-2360
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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