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“Nice to See a Modest Presidential Home”

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this four-block historic neighborhood. Lincoln and his family lived in the two-story house from 1844 until 1861, when their address changed to the White House.
Trussville, Alabama
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice to See a Modest Presidential Home”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Lincoln's home in Springfield really gives you insight to what family life was like for the Lincoln's and really makes the heroic president seem more realistic. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Fairmount, Indiana, United States
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“2-sisters”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Loved the history and guides telling the story as you viewed Lincoln's home. Surprised there wasn't a charge but happy as everything else was at a reasonable cost.

Visited September 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“amazing and very informative”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Loved seeing where Lincoln and his family onced lived. Park guide was very good. House is nicely restored.

Visited October 2012
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Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina
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96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Site”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Lincoln Home gives you an intimate look of President Lincoln, the family man. The tour guide was a great source of information. The home is located in a historic 4 block neighborhood and we enjoyed looking at the homes and gardens. The area has wooden sidewalks and cobblestone streets. The visitor center was very informative also.

Visited May 2012
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Highlands Ranch
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221 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Outstanding tour in a park-like setting”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great handling of a national historic site, with the Lincoln neighborhood created along with the original home site. Tour guide had limited knowledge, mostly repeating what was written on the interior signage. A treat to walk where Lincoln walked and see so much of his home life. Definitely a good family venue.

Visited September 2012
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