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Address: 700 N. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702
Phone Number: (217) 523-2631
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More than Lincoln site!

The beautifully restored 1st floor of the oldest home in Springfield is not to be missed. Great care was taken in the restoration. Built in 1833, the house is being restored to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Chatham, Illinois, United States
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Chatham, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The beautifully restored 1st floor of the oldest home in Springfield is not to be missed. Great care was taken in the restoration. Built in 1833, the house is being restored to its 1850 glory. See the Courting Couch of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln ate dinners here, and attended many parties with the socially elite.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our guide, dressed as Mrs. Edwards, took us through this beautiful mansion while telling us many stories of the house and the many members of the Edwards family. The couch that Lincoln and Mary Todd occupied so many years ago is beautiful to this day. I could imagine Mary, who was visiting her sister there, enjoying Lincoln's stories and jokes... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a beautiful restored home from Lincoln's time. We attended the basement to attic tour with impersonators and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. You can also visit the Art Association gallery next door to see its latest exhibit.

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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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