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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 #8 of 31 attractions in Springfield
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.
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Louisville, KY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you are visiting the Lincoln sites in Springfield, I would put this on the list. It's a short walk to several other sites, and it only takes a few minutes to get a glimpse of a big part of Lincoln's life. Our guide was very good, and he even took the time to give us information about other sites.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Short 15-30 min tour. The space and the words from the guide make the tour. The exhibits are nothing special. However I highly recommend if you want to see one of the few remaining buildings where Lincoln worked. Also, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic!

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It's worth seeing for sure. Just don't expect to spend much time at this site, as there are only a couple of rooms to see. Our docent was very friendly and knowledgeable, however. She shared some fun and interesting historical tidbits. She did mention that this site is to be expanded in the near future.

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San Fernando, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

When you first see Lincoln’s law office, you are surprised to see how sparse it is. To walk in the exact office where Abraham Lincoln practiced law was amazing. The floors are the actual wood floors Lincoln walked on. We took the tour which lasted about 45 minutes. The first floor is a small visitor’s center and has an exhibit of... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

See the actual room in which Lincoln practiced law for several years of his career (I forget how many). The guide said they were doing a major upgrade of the rooms/exhibits beginning this summer. I hope they retain some of the charm of the old building.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Wow, this place I had the opportunity to take a Lincoln picture with his natural size. Very good place to learn about Lincon

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It is in serious need of attention. Know real idea what is what. But you know that Lincoln was here. And being in the building that he practiced law in is worth the stop. Take a peek.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

There isn't a lot to see here, but it's worth the stop. I liked the idea that the floorboards are the same ones that Lincoln walked on, and I could easily imagine him working here. This is a good site if you're doing a loop of all the Lincoln sites. I'd probably skip it if I had my kids with... More

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Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I think that your experience on this tour depends greatly upon your tour guide through the building. Unlike many of the other Lincoln sites, it is harder to imagine who Lincoln was just by walking through the building. Our very informative tour guide helped make it all come alive, particularly when it came to explaining some of Lincoln's legal cases.... More

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

It was a nice walk over from the Lincoln museum. Very interesting and informative. Learned a few facts I did not know.

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