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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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Must-stop on Lincoln tour--when it reopens

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

unable to go inside but once again heard interesting narrative from our night tour, tour guide. Not much more to say about this.

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were not able to go into the law office, but the outside square was done very nicely. It is worth seeing (even if just from the outside) if you are a big history buff.

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Allegan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Would have loved to have included this in our Springfield visit, but it was closed for renovations. A peak into the windows led me to believe that it would be awhile before it reopens.

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Middletown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

While you are out touring the capital city, of Springfield, be sure and visit this historic site. Quite interesting especially if a Lincoln buff

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Hamilton, NJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were very disappointed to learn that the site was closed and we were unable to visit it while in Springfield. No one could advise us as to when the renovations would be completed.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a historic landmark, well worth a visit and photo opportunity. Within walking distance of the museum.

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Additional Information about Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

Address: 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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