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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 #9 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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LEJ45
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30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stop in. Take the tour. It's short. It's free. And it's fun to learn about President Lincoln's law days. The tour guide was informative and accommodation since we merely poked our heads in and she was willing to take us all around.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Any Lincoln fan will enjoy this tour. The guides are what make it so fun. Our guide was Sam, and he was so full of knowledge. My husband and I were the only two on his tour, and I was glad for that. He and my husband were quickly sharing Lincoln facts and stories, and seemed to be "old friends"... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Outer tour guide was so much fun and had a lot of info for you. It was neat to see where Lincoln had his law office.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Another site where you are more in a probable space where maybe Lincoln breathed. That said, as with the old state Capitol, we learned more by my 12 year old asking personality questions about the man after this tour. We learned that Lincoln was so disorganized he kept money in a sock while postmaster . . . However, this type... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is run by the State and is not nearly as glamorous as the Park Service Sites, but was a fun sidetrip. Not what we expected as we thought the law office was a standalone facility - not an office on the 3rd floor of a much larger building. They give tours in the summer, but the attendant gave us... More

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Newton, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our guide, Sam, was so friendly & very knowledgeable. It was awesome to think that Lincoln actually walked on those same floors. This is a small tour, only a few rooms, but it was very interesting.

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Burlington, KY
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48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Donations accepted, guided tours only. Elevator available and places to sit. The building went through many changes since Lincoln worked there, so although the building is original, all else has been put in place as it was, or close to it.

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California, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very informative guide. I learned a lot at this site. The flooring is original - so you will be able to stand and walk where the great man stood and walked - and you will be able to see out of the windows he looked out. Incredible! History came alive! This site is a "must see" while you are in... More

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