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Address: 700 N. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702
Phone Number: (217) 523-2631
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Lincoln, Douglas and Grant were here

The Edwards Place Historic Home on North 4th Street in Springfield doesn't command the kind of attention reserved for the Lincoln house and other Lincoln historical sites. But if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a really great tour guide and it was wonderful to see period specific furniture and decoration. Was a great short walk from the location where you purchase tickets. Really enjoyed it and would consider touring again.

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Groton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Under the auspice of Springfield Art Association, this Italianate style home was the social center of Springfield in the 1800s. The original "courting couch" of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd is quite the treasure. The lower level of the home has been restored and on our visit, we were also taken upstairs which clearly reveals the despair the home fell... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Edwards Place Historic Home on North 4th Street in Springfield doesn't command the kind of attention reserved for the Lincoln house and other Lincoln historical sites. But if you have time, it is worth the effort to visit Edwards Place, which is the oldest house in Springfield that remains standing on its original foundation. The mansion, built in 1833,... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Since the restoration, the house is fantastic. Great job. The Estate does a wonderful service by being part of the Art Association.

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The first floor of Edwards Place has recently been restored to what it might have looked like when Lincoln was a frequent visitor. The restoration has vastly improved the looks of the house by making it much lighter. While most decorative elements are "of the the period", some original elements were discovered during the restoration and have been reproduced. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I attended one of the teas for the 150 year Lincoln assassination/burial observance weekend. This was one of my most memorable experiences. The atmosphere was wonderful, the house was beautiful, the speakers very informative, the food was so delicious, and to top it off there was a wonderful breeze flowing from the front door through the house to the back... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We attended a wonderful Tea, hosted in Memorial of Lincoln's burial. The food was amazing; the home is exquisite! I would highly recommend this Home to anyone visiting the area.

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Fredericksburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had the opportunity to spend time in the home during the Mourning Tea that was held during the Lincoln funeral event. This home is a lovely setting for any event.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Edwards Place is a perfect compliment to visiting Lincoln's Home. It gives you another perspective of where Lincoln, as well as many other significant political figures, visited and socialized. Erika Holst is extremely knowledgeable as a tour guide. You will not be disappointed to see the newly renovated and historically accurate interior.

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Pawnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Every time I go into Edward's Place, I feel transported in time! The house is beautiful! You can imagine living there. The real treat for me is going upstairs....the atmosphere is so original to the house! Go to the room at the front of the house....the original girl who occupied that room may give you a chill!

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Address: Address: 700 N. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702
Phone Number: (217) 523-2631
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield

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