Edwards Place Historic Home

Edwards Place Historic Home, Springfield: Address, Phone Number, Edwards Place Historic Home Reviews: 5/5

Edwards Place Historic Home

Edwards Place Historic Home
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Tracey J
1 contribution
Interesting addition to our trip
Apr 2021
Eileen was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. Very interesting house and artifacts. You can see the Lincoln courting couch and they also have a vertical piano.
Written April 7, 2021
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Cheryl B
8 contributions
Just OK
Oct 2019 • Friends
Interesting home that played a minor role in Lincoln history. Tour guide was knowledgeable but a bit on the sarcastic side.
Written November 14, 2019
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Judy L
Berea, OH102 contributions
Home of Lincoln Family Best Friends
Oct 2019
A wonderful guided tour of the Edwards home. They were best friends of the Lincoln.s. Beautiful furnishings and memorbilia of the times. An art gallery where lessons are given is next door.
Written October 31, 2019
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Nasus Elegiew
Babylon, NY28 contributions
Very Nice Guide
Oct 2019 • Couples
A one hour tour in the Edwards home was worth the time. The home is recently restored and still a work in progress which made the tour that much more interesting. It is not a tour for children but is a house where you are not bound by rope lines and you can wander for close up views of the items. Our guide was very informative and enthusiastic. A visit here will round out your Lincoln tours and will be especially informative about Mary Todd.
Written October 12, 2019
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Cheri_Trips
251 contributions
Mary Lincoln would be proud
May 2019
Mary Lincoln lived in the Edwards family home for a while, and some of the original items were out on display; they apparently rotate what is on display so you can go back and see new items. Was slightly confused that it was "attached" to the art museum, but overall was a wonderful place!!!
Written October 3, 2019
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Howard C
Sherman, IL67 contributions
A marvelous restoration
Sep 2019 • Couples
Take the tour and learn some of the fascinating facts from this wonderful home. The rooms are so well presented and the guides dress in character to portray local residents.
A nice little gift area blends in well as a tribute to the art association.
Written September 22, 2019
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Sherlock6142
Cincinnati, OH250 contributions
Beautiful house and great tour.
Jul 2019
Recently my family and I traveled to Springfield. When we were in Springfield last, I did not have time to tour the Edward's house so this time I wanted to be sure I saw it. The house is very well maintained, and the tour well worth the price. Unlike the Lincoln house, you are not confined behind ropes. You are free to walk around the room, just don't bump into anything. The tour was not rushed, and the guide was able to answer all the questions. The guide was dressed in a hoop skirt and explained what women would have worn at the time. The house is surprisingly large. I would recommend this tour to others.
Written August 10, 2019
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,230 contributions
Ice cream with the 16th President
Jul 2019 • Family
I was told about an ice cream social event with President and Mrs. Lincoln reenactors and had to bring my daughters while we were visiting. We decided to take a home tour while we were there and couldn't be more delighted. It was interesting to learn the family history and connection to Lincoln. Parking is free on site and the cost is reasonable at $5.
Written July 18, 2019
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Larry B
PELLA15 contributions
Don't miss it!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and added so much to the experience. Many things you'll never read in a history book.
Written July 18, 2019
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Nancy F
Des Moines, IA225 contributions
Doing the Laundry
Jun 2019 • Couples
We stopped into the Edwards home for a special summer 2019 program on the life of a servant in a wealthy home prior to the Civil War. And, boy, did we get involved. Our guide, dressed in period costume of a servant let us do her usual laundry chore. We fetched the water, lathered up the Fels Naptha soap, used the washboard, hung the line, rinsed the clothes (actually small rags) and hung them all out to dry. Great teaching technique.
We also returned a bit later for a tour of the home. Also very good. Though not much of the furnishings are original, they are all period. Excellent guide who was able to tell stories about the Edwards and other residents of the home.
Written June 30, 2019
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