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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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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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Check out various street photographs and boards ...

As all the other reviews state, the law offices are not currently open. However, you can walk around this general area, and check out a variety of poster boards and descriptions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Illinois
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We passed this building. It is currently closed for renovations. That is why I am giving it this rating. We did go there last year. It is plain but kind of interesting. Not sure when it reopens.

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Thank CruiserIllinois
Hillsboro, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

At this time, this site is closed, and has been for about a year. The sign says due to renovations, but it's more likely the State of Illinois' dire financial condition. Don't plan to visit here unless you verify they are open.

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Thank Jean M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Currently this building is being renovated but there still was a nice plaque located on the building that informs you about the historic value of the site.

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Thank Cassie W
Sharon, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The Lincoln and Herndon Law Office is fine to see from the exterior so you can say you saw it. But it's closed. The site and sign on the door say it's closed for renovation, but we were also told that it's closed for budgetary reasons. In any event, we looked in the window and there didn't seem much to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Another highlight in Springfield as you search to find more about Abraham Lincoln. This is is by a square near shops and restaurants.

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Thank TrvlnDixie45
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The office was closed for renovations but the area around the office with historical information and the "Looking for Lincoln" information signs as well as the Lincoln family statues outside of the office still made it worth the visit.

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Thank roy1916
Sycamore, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Lincoln historians will like the presentation. The office is set up to show the active disarray of being a lawyer and visiting children. A nice depiction of what might have been.

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

As other reviewers have noted, the building is currently being renovated so it is closed. Still worth walking by though as it is interesting to see where Lincoln had his law practice. There is a statue of Lincoln and his wife outside to see as well. The building is located across the pedestrian walkway from the Old Illinois State Capitol... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

As all the other reviews state, the law offices are not currently open. However, you can walk around this general area, and check out a variety of poster boards and descriptions of what the block and downtown looked like during Lincoln's time. If you're into American history or into architecture, you'll enjoy reading the short descriptions and comparing the city... More 

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Warrenville, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We visitied this about 50 years ago with our children. Thought we would visit again, but it is closed for renovations.

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