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Edwards Place Historic Home

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Address: 700 N. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702
Phone Number: (217) 523-2631
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Make sure to check this place out! The tour guide is fantastic and very knowledgable. You get to see some amazing historic items such as the couch Abe used to sit and court Mary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melissa C
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Lafayette, Indiana
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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to check this place out! The tour guide is fantastic and very knowledgable. You get to see some amazing historic items such as the couch Abe used to sit and court Mary on as well as a beautiful piano and other great furnishings.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Edwards place is a recently restored home with Lincoln connections. Great tour guide and information about life in those times.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We walked from the downtown area, about .9 mile - an easy walk, but they have plenty of parking too. There is a $5.00 charge, but very worth it. It goes to the further restoration and maintenance of this beautiful home. You will see the couch where Abraham and Mary Todd courted. The was the home of Mary's sister and... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This house is meticulously restored to Lincoln's Era. Be sure to attend a Murder Mystery Dinner if you can... what fun!

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I've been to Edwards Place several times and it never disappoints. It is the oldest house in Springfield (in its original location), it has been recently renovated and is the location of the courting couch for Mary Todd & Abraham Lincoln, so it contains much in the way of interest for history lovers. They host amazing events, such as listening... More 

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2 Thank JadedDesigner
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

This house museum is a great companion to visit along with Historic Lincoln's home. You see how the upper class lived and I heard the restored piano that was once played for the Lincoln Family.

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2 Thank Rob F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Beautiful historic old home to visit. Got in on the last tour of the day, only 4 in our group. Tour was led by the curator which made it special. The first floor is renovated and we were wow'd at the period furnishings and attention to detail. Some items original to the home and some were donated but to the... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

This is where the piano which was used to court Mary Todd Lincoln now sits, fully restored. This is a beautiful property which has had extensive restoration. Come here to see a home whose glories have been restored!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

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

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