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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Lincoln-Herndon Law office

Unfortunately, this location is still under construction, so we were only able to see the outside of the structure. We are drawn to return to see this - as both my wife and I are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Unfortunately, this location is still under construction, so we were only able to see the outside of the structure. We are drawn to return to see this - as both my wife and I are lawyers and interested in Lincoln's surrounds in pursuit of that profession.

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Cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Be aware this site is undergoing renovation. It was closed when I was in Springfield in August 2014, but we were lucky to have a very thoughtful and dedicated guide come along and give us a special tour. It was very good and I expect it to be great when the renovations are done.

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Skokie, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were able to take a tour of these law offices where Lincoln ACTUALLY WORKED with his partner. Our tour guide was friendly and helpful, and we learned so much! Highly recommend for anyone visiting Springfield!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited the site before it was closed for renovation. The lady that showed us the building had so much knowledge of details, it was impressive! It isn't big area and everything was kept (as much as possible) original, including furniture. I am curious to visit again after renovation. It is worth to take time to visit. I will try... More 

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Beecher, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

When I was in there. It was very good. I enjoy it so much. I learn so much history about this place.

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Schererville, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
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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
78 helpful votes 78 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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