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Address: 700 N. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702
Phone Number: (217) 523-2631
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Newly restored to it's original charm!

This was a beautiful home! First off we accidentally walked in on the other tour ending but they let us in anyway. Second our tour guide was wonderful; I believe her name was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was a beautiful home! First off we accidentally walked in on the other tour ending but they let us in anyway. Second our tour guide was wonderful; I believe her name was Erica. She was very knowledgeable of the house and the previous owners. Lastly, it is on the outskirts of downtown but I would make sure to stop... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I really loved this place. You can see the sofa where Abraham Lincoln proposed to Mary Todd. It also has history with Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. The home was owned by Mary Todd Lincoln's Brother in law A.G. Edwards. Mary Todd came to stay with him and her sister and she meet Lincoln through them. He visited often.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It is just so interesting that so much of Lincoln's old neighborhood was purchased and restored. It really gives you a sense of what life might have been like in his time. Taking a stroll through the four preserved blocks is a must-do.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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