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Edwards Place Historic Home

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Address: 700 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5232
Phone Number: (217) 523-2631

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Great tour for families

We added this to our Springfield itinerary when looking for something different and beyond the 'usual' Lincoln historical sites in the area. We were very pleased with this tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mandy E
Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is little historical tie to Lincoln in this house outside of the courting couch. It's restored nicely and fun to walk through but I didn't leave heavily educated.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We added this to our Springfield itinerary when looking for something different and beyond the 'usual' Lincoln historical sites in the area. We were very pleased with this tour. The tour guide was amazing and since we were a small group, we got to spend as much time in each room as we wanted and got all our questions answered.... More 

Thank Mandy E
Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovers of history and architecture come to the right place when visiting this living museum. Helpful and knowledgable staff are eager to answer questions and invite discussion of Lincoln era home located in near North end of Springfield, IL.

1 Thank robert b
Henryville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

The owners were related to the Lincolns by marriage so it is considered an attraction. The home is still being renovated but it is beautiful. Some archaelogical finds from a recent dig are on display and an art museum is attached. If you like old homes and local history, you should really enjoy this place.

3 Thank hemphill2013
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

My 7 yr old daughter and I visited this house this week from Orlando FL. We both loved it! We had the nicest tour guide and met a very nice staff at the entrance. We even purchased a book about the home and had the author sign it, as she happened to be there that day! The home is full... More 

2 Thank bradsrn
Saint Clair, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Got there a little late but had the opportunity to see the "social visit" with Lincoln himself! Last one of the season! The lady and gentleman who played the period characters were so amazing. Just simply perfect. Just like a regular social call for the Era. And Lincoln looked just like Lincoln, in such a way that I was so... More 

2 Thank Tara R
Polk City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

If you love history, and enjoy visiting old homes, make sure you visit the Edward's Place. Our tour guide Eileen was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Air conditioning had been added to the home during the first floor restoration. It really helped on a very hot day. They really need more visitors and donations to restore the... More 

1 Thank nealcar
Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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.

2 Thank Melissa C
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.

2 Thank cnalsc
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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 

4 Thank Marilyn540

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