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Address: 700 N. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702
Phone Number: (217) 523-2631
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Take a step back into history with the Edwards Place Home!

I recently enjoyed a visit to the newly renovated Edwards Place Home and it was worth the trip! This home's lower level has been fully renovated, and the attention to detail is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Kate B
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I recently enjoyed a visit to the newly renovated Edwards Place Home and it was worth the trip! This home's lower level has been fully renovated, and the attention to detail is extraordinary. Walking through Springfield's oldest home was like like taking a step back in time - the furnishings and artwork are lovely, the authentic wallpaper was a nice... More 

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We nearly missed seeing this richly ornate, fascinating and immaculate home. We are so grateful the executive director graciously offered an invitation to tour this magnificent historical place! The art association staff provided a wealth of period specific information, history, intrigue and personality to this home. The guide's portrayal of nineteenth century era life was so enthralling one could almost... More 

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New Berlin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Located on the campus of the Springfield Art Association, Edwards Place is the oldest home in Springfield. The recent renovation of the lower level has returned the house to its mid 19th century granduer. The friendly, knowledgeable staff provide a wonderful tour packed full of information about the evolution of the house, the families who lived there, and the historic... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The recent renovations have been meticulously and beautifully done, with great attention to historic and architectural detail. A bonus is that Edwards Place is on the campus of Springfield Art Association, so one can take in a view of whatever exhibition is currently on display in the adjacent gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This house has so much history within it. Luckily my dad and I were able to latch onto a larger group and formed a small tour of the house. Our tour guide was very informative and knew much about Edwards Place and Lincoln. We got to see up close actual furniture Lincoln and Mary Todd sat on during their time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This place is wonderful! It's not the first place that people think of when they think of Lincoln, so I imagine that it's sometimes ignored. That is such a shame...it was just as wonderful, if not more, than some of the more common places. The staff of the arts center is highly accommodating, and the director gave us a tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This old mansion is laden with rich history concerning Abraham Lincoln. In this mansion, young Abe courted Mary Todd. They even have the very same furniture that Abe sat in while he did it. Mary Todd's family regarded Abe with disdain, and did not approve of Abe coming around to court Mary, figuring him for an unrefined backwoods "hick" who... More 

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Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Don't miss out on this hidden gem in Springfield. It doesn't get the same big press of the other houses, but it's worth the trip. Again, a recommended donation, so you can pay what you can afford, and there is free parking in the lot adjacent to the house. A nice bonus in Springfield, where you have to pay to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

As we toured the Edwards home, our guide gave us a very informational tour. The Edwards home had been owned by Mary Lincoln's sister and brother-in-law and his family. The Edwards' were very "upper-crust" compared to Abraham at the time he and Mary started courting. After our tour we enjoyed lemonade and cookies with a gentleman who portrays Abraham Lincoln.... More 

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