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Address: 700 N. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702
Phone Number: (217) 523-2631
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pre civil war extravagance

I have always loved this house, it is like walking into a time machine. You can just picture a young Abraham Lincoln sitting on the couch and listening to the (newly restored... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always loved this house, it is like walking into a time machine. You can just picture a young Abraham Lincoln sitting on the couch and listening to the (newly restored) beautiful piano being played by one of the Edwards sisters. The entire place is absolutely stunning. And don't forget the Springfield Art Association that is located in the... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderfully preserved period home deserving of a visit by anyone interested in history and preservation.

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Thank Craig S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The home is mid restoration currently with the first floor finished. The work is excellent and it is a great visit for a tour.

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Thank Steve G
Dallas, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the house & tour. Edwards Place is really an important piece of history - home was owned by son of former governor. His son married Mary Todd Lincoln's older sister. Political parties were thrown here, which brought Abe & Mary Todd together, the rest is history. You can see why the house was perfect for such large political... More 

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1 Thank cubfanforever
illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We visited the historic Edwards Place when there was also an Art Fair on site. The home is very interesting in its architecture and the staff is most helpful is explaining its features. So nice to see an area where children can have a hands on experience as well.

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1 Thank jeanniehoosier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This historic home has only had 3 owners since it was built in the 1800's. The first floor has been accurately restored & the 2nd floor, soon to be renovated, is also part of the tour. It was fun to see several furnishings, such as an upright baby grand piano, that I had never seen before. It was easy to... More 

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1 Thank Rita K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a pre Civil war home in the process of a great restoration and with connections to Lincoln. A guided tour by a very knowledgeable woman was $5. It was very interesting to see this house as well as Lincoln's house and note the differences in size, layout etc.

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Thank ozzie5melbourne
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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