Edwards Place Historic Home

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Edwards Place Historic Home

Edwards Place Historic Home
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Disneybus
Pittsgrove, NJ679 contributions
Nov 2021
Edwards Place is owned by the Springfield Art Association. You begin your tour at the Associations entrance, where your docent dramatically leads you from their working area through a large portal into a time warp of another day. Our docent was very knowledgeable on her surroundings, and nicely tied in the home's owners with the building. The home is not furnished with its original contents, but interpreted to represent 1857, and furnished with examples of Victorian furniture, including some pieces that did belong to the Edwards family. You will see, however, the authentic "Lincoln Courting Couch" relocated from the parlor of the Ninian Edwards home where Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were married, and a piano that was likely played at their wedding.
Written January 10, 2022
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ccullnan123
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Great Unique Experience! I feel like this is a hidden gem in Springfield. We had a wonderful detailed tour. One of the few historical houses you get to walk through as it was without parts being roped off. A lot of Lincoln aspects. Love that he had spent time in the house & includes some Lincoln artifacts including the courting couch & possible piano that played at his wedding. Any history or Lincoln fan should take the time for a visit. Beautiful one of a kind experience
Written December 21, 2021
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Anita R
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was amazing. I love touring old homes and hearing the stories about the families that lived there. I would highly recommend. They are very accommodating and scheduled a private tour for our group.
Written August 6, 2021
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Bob H
3 contributions
Jun 2021
The tour guide was excellent. She was full of information and her presentation was very good. I love history so enjoyed it from that perspective. My wife loves old homes with unique furniture and architecture and she enjoyed it from that perspective. Glad we chose to visit.
Written June 28, 2021
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Aln357
Anacoco, LA427 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Unfortunately the contents of this house was not preserve. Even though past from the family too and art Society then back to a museum the contents from the family were not preserved. There are some of their belongings that have been pieced back together in the house but unfortunately most of the true history of this house has been destroyed. Tori took about 2 hours but was mostly telling stories about the people and their friends not the true history of the house itself or any of its architecture. Worth the price but not an amazing stop
Written May 11, 2021
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Tracey J
1 contribution
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
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
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
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
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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