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“Very historical”

Old State Capitol State Historic Site
Ranked #5 of 57 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Painstakingly rebuilt after being disassembled in the 1960s, this Greek Revival masterpiece saw Lincoln serve as a lawyer and legislator. In 1858, Lincoln delivered his landmark "House Divided" speech in the Capitol's Representatives Hall.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very historical”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Easy to get too, within walking distance, lots of history, and you can actually go into some of these rooms where the Illinois Senate and House actually met, Worth going to.

Visited August 2013
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Chatham, Illinois
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384 reviews
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“Very nice addition to your Springfield visit”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The guides are very knowledgeable and you get a good sense of the history of the building. Even if you just do a quick 15 minute visit, it's worth it. Decent public bathrooms in the building, too.

Visited July 2013
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Davenport
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175 reviews
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“Makes you feel like you are there.”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

The tours are interesting and the rooms set up just as if you were in the capital during Lincoln's time. It was even interesting even though there were three bus loads of school children there.

Visited October 2013
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WI
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114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“Interesting tour”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

The tour takes about 20-25 minutes and is very well done as you are given a lot of the history behind the old Capitol and the 'new' one that they currently use. Traces Lincoln's footsteps there. Nicely restored.

Visited October 2013
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Leland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Old Capital”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

The doscent was very knowledgeable and kind. With three floors of history, the elevator was great. Interesting information regarding the paintings, the furniture, and the "trap door".

Visited October 2013
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