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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 #11 of 67 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.

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Cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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