Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield: Hours, Address, Lincoln Home National Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this four-block historic neighborhood. Lincoln and his family lived in the two-story house from 1844 until 1861, when their address changed to the White House.
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valliam13
Adairsville, GA286 contributions
Great Park Ranger Led Tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
The park ranger was great and very knowledgeable. She was able to answer a lot of the questions people had and was engaging with the guests. The home was quite interesting. We didn’t realize there are more homes to tour as part of this NPS site so make sure you give yourself a few hours here. We want to come back when we have more time.
Written September 19, 2021
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Diana L
3 contributions
Just viewing a home where Lincoln lived for 17 years was amazing!
Sep 2021
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the details of the home. She was very patient and wanted to give information about Lincoln and his time.
Written September 18, 2021
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CarpeDiem0212
Cypress Gardens, FL229 contributions
Mr. Lincoln’s Home and Neighborhood are a Priceless Treasure
Aug 2021
My wife and I recently went to Lincoln’s Home to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, his family, and career in Springfield. The Lincoln Home is run by the National Park Service. They are responsible for the tours of the Lincoln home and development of Mr. Lincoln’s Neighborhood which are all the homes around it. The National Park Service created a one square block area of restoring the area around the Lincoln Home to make it look as real as when he lived there. They even brought in many homes that were of the period and restored them to their radiant beauty. They did an outstanding job with the Lincoln’s Home and the many historic homes around it.

We went to the Visitors Center and signed in for a free tour which is offered every half hour. While waiting for our tour to begin, we saw a short video about what life was like for the Lincoln family in Springfield. Richard was our docent for our tour of the home. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about Lincoln, his family and about the various artifacts in the house. There are a lot of the original pieces of furniture in the home. Richard told us many stories about what life was like for the Lincoln family. He also told us about the history of the home and how the Park Service developed the area. He did an Outstanding job on the tour and even answered everyone’s questions once we concluded our tour of the home.

Afterwards, we toured several of the restored homes in the neighborhood. It was fascinating. You really got to feel like you were right there in Lincoln’s neighborhood with his Home right there.

This is a U.S. Treasure because of the great authenticity that the Park Service has gone to to preserve Lincoln’s home and the community. We highly recommend that you spend time touring his home and his neighborhood. You will learn much about him, his family and the history of the home. The Park Service did a Superb job! Go and see it and you will be amazed by the man, his story and his home.
Written September 9, 2021
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Marilou D
Elmwood Park, IL170 contributions
Learned a lot
Sep 2021 • Friends
Very fascinating learning about interesting facts about Lincoln and how he and his family lived . It was cool touching the same stair railings he touched and walking in the neighborhood as if it was in the late 1800s. It is a small house in today’s standard. Our ranger was very knowledgeable. We got our tickets (got there at 2pm on a weekday for 3:45 pm tour slot) at the visitors center. So maybe get there earlier to get tickets as they only took about 15 people at a time and it’s every 15 min. So we went to the Lincoln museum (a few blocks away) to kill time. Website said $2/ hr for parking but the visitors center said it’s free (there was no gate to enter the lot).
Written September 7, 2021
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Ceelie
Arlington, VA167 contributions
Very Interesting, Full of History
Sep 2021
Wonderful tour of our greatest President's home. I learned a lot about Lincoln and his family that's not in the history books.
Written September 7, 2021
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Jim O
Helotes, TX4 contributions
The Lincoln home and neighborhood
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were able to tour the Lincoln home and the adjacent park. The NPS has done a great job restoring Lincoln’s home and neighborhood to how it looked in the 1850s. You can almost see Abe locking his front door and walking to his law office.
Written September 4, 2021
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Crissy K
Memphis, IN526 contributions
Worth the visit
Sep 2021 • Family
The tour guide was knowledgeable. She pointed out original furniture. The movie in the visitor center was good. Very nice place with a lot of history. Highly recommend
Written September 4, 2021
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SuzanneLG
Gresham, OR710 contributions
The Park Ranger was Good!
Aug 2021
You have to go over to the Park Visitor center and get a timed ticket to get in ( it’s free).
A few minutes before you will meet with your ranger and after the tour there is a film.
You will see a few pieces of Lincolns on belongings, but the rest are true.to the period.
Including the wallpaper.
We walked around the area the night before, when no one was there and took some pictures, Which I liked because we had the streets were empty, just my husband and myself?
TIP: We parked on the street, we’re they were it said we had 2 hrs and we didn’t have to pay, instead of going to the parking garage and having to pay.
Written August 29, 2021
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Tom W
Staten Island, NY5 contributions
very nice tour if you like wearing masks.
Aug 2021
Short but interesting tour. Worth he visit. Some stairs but not bad as I have very bad knees. Small house considering.
Written August 29, 2021
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Connie G
Knoxville, TN162 contributions
Be Sure to Take the Tour of the Lincoln Home
Aug 2021
We learned so much about the life of Lincoln and his family when visiting his home. You get a real feel of what he was experiencing while in Springfield. Our guide was excellent.
Written August 28, 2021
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM