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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 #12 of 30 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.
Waynesboro, VA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Cool”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

It was cool seeing this place but it wasn't a place that I would go out my way to see again. But they have a really nice gift shop so that would be a reason to go.

Visited October 2013
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English first
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“How cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

David was our tour guide and told us things we couldn't have guessed about the early courts and Lincoln's involvement. Original flooring upstairs in the law offices. They told us in 2015 they will furnish the front of the building to resemble the small grocers that inhabited the space during Lincoln's occupation of the building. FABO location too

Visited September 2013
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College Station, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“What a spark for my imagination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I am a Lincolnophile, and I loved imagining Lincoln sitting back in his chair with his feet on the desk, debating a subject of deep concern with his partner Herndon.

Visited October 2012
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Newport Beach, California
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“Didn't know Abe was messy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Very interesting visit to Lincoln's different offices with different law partners. Good guide knowledge including how the partner usually did the research and Mr. Lincoln would argue the case in everyday terms and on key points.

Visited September 2013
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Bartlett, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Didn't spend a ton of time.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

No one seem interested in the fact we entered the building so we quickly looked around and walked through. The kids liked looking at the "post office". We ended up spending the most time in the gift shop at the back end. Really fun to see the pictures that showed it as Tinsley's.

Visited September 2013
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