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Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

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Address: Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 800-545-7300, 217-789-2360
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Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working...

Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.

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Closed, but still interesting...

We saw this after leaving the Lincoln Museum and were a bit disappointed to find it closed, but it was still interesting to see where Lincoln had worked. The area around it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw this after leaving the Lincoln Museum and were a bit disappointed to find it closed, but it was still interesting to see where Lincoln had worked. The area around it was very nice and we enjoyed seeing all the shops.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One can't go inside due to renovations, but just being at the corner where the law office was is worthwhile. Note the nice Abe Lincoln statue with Mary in front.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Closed for renovations right now. You can not see anything of importance looking in the window even. You may only view from the outside at this time.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Understanding Lincoln's work as a lawyer. Lincoln's friendship with Herndon. Takes you back into time.

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Thank Tab S
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docents were well informed, and could answer any questions that we had. I liked seeing how the law office, in which Lincoln worked prior to leaving for Washington, actually looked, but it wasn't really that much to see, when compared some of the other Springfield attractions. It takes a good climb up the stairs to get to the interesting... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Across the street from the Old Capitol building, this facility was not open, presumably a victim of the state's financial issues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This place was closed when we went but we were able to see inside the windows and take pictures out front. The history in this little town is breath taking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

WOW! The tour guide we had was chock full of information about Abraham Lincoln as well as his lawyer partner Herndon. Loved the detail about the onion skin used in the printer. Full of actual Lincoln used furniture and nice gift shop. You will LOVE this place and the guides love to answer your questions. Located across the street from... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

To walk around the streets of Springfield and know that history was made was something EVERYONE should experience. It was just surreal and amazing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We passed this building. It is currently closed for renovations. That is why I am giving it this rating. We did go there last year. It is plain but kind of interesting. Not sure when it reopens.

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