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Address: 413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
Phone Number: 217-492-4241 ex.221
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The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this...

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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A must see if 'Looking for Lincoln'... the whole neighborhood

We did the entire neighborhood tour, including the house. The Lincoln house requires a ticket, which is free, for which the purpose is to keep the group sizes small per each tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Plainfield, Illinois
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Plainfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the entire neighborhood tour, including the house. The Lincoln house requires a ticket, which is free, for which the purpose is to keep the group sizes small per each tour. The tours are in regular intervals and you get your ticket at the visitor center. After starting with the Lincoln Home, which is the only one you walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very informative. I've taken several guests there over the last 2 years and there is always something new to see! Fabulous for all ages!

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Louisburg, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide made the tour so interesting and enjoyable. She was so knowledgeable about not only the Lincoln home, but as an employee of the National Park Service, she shared a lot of great information about the National Park System. Spend time in this area going in homes that you can, looking at photos of how things looked in... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is so cool that they have left Lincoln's house and the surrounding houses, as they were when he lived there. You learn a lot from the visit and you can actually go inside two of the houses, including Lincoln's, but you have to book tickets for the latter. The guide we had, was outstanding and made the place come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, it's free, although you need a ticket. Secondly, it only takes about 45 minutes to go through the house. Thirdly, the rangers who greet you in the visitors center and guide you through the house enjoy their jobs. They treat you like Lincoln may have treated his guests. In fact, once in the house, they try to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The self-guided tour was a great way to spend some afternoon time. Parking was a breeze and no matter where you start it's easy to make your way around the historic homes on the site. Lots of history to read up on. Sen. Durbin's even has one of the homes as his public office.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I halfway expected the house to be filled with "period" pieces, but nothing from the Lincoln family, as are many of the historical homes I've toured. I was wrong! The house is filled with many of Mary and Abe Lincoln's own belongings. The park ranger tour guide was great. The highlight of the tour was the Abe Lincoln impersonator in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here and discovered there is a free tour of Lincoln's house. You must register for it inside at the desk. The tour guides are knowledgeable about the house and the surrounding neighborhood houses. The neighboring houses are a self guided tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have managed to purchase homes that were standing during Lincoln's residency and the two block radius takes you back in time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Park Service is doing a wonderful job preserving this historic home and neighborhood. The tour was free and they did a great job of weaving details about Lincoln 's life in Springfield and family history into the tour.

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