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“Good Tour from Park Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 54 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.
Missouri
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“Good Tour from Park Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Lincoln's Home is a free stop in Springfield. The house is interesting and you get to see just about every room! There are still some original pieces of furniture. Wish the number in tour was smaller. They cram in too many people and it's hard to see everything without being jostled by visitors.

Visited February 2013
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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“Lincoln home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

It was intersting to see who Lincoln's neighbors were and what their occupations were. Amazing to think that a president actually lived in Springfield when he wasn't required in DC. How different things have become

Visited February 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“An enjoyable experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

My 8 year old granddaughter and I took the Amtrak from Alton, Il. The train station is in downtown Springfield, so Lincoln's Home is within walking distance. A great time....

Visited November 2012
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Yes, walk the floors that Lincoln did”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

It's free, but that is not the reason to tour Abraham Lincoln family home. To walk the halls where he actually walked, hold the same hand rail as he and Mary Todd did going upstairs is an experience. Many original pieces of furniture - Lincoln's small desk where he read & studied. It really makes you stop take it in. Visitors center helpful, intro movie was ok, not great. There are many neighborhood homes preserved on the adjoining streets / blocks. Hour maybe two, well worth the time.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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“A trip through Memory Lane....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

I remember taking a family vacation back in the 70s and seeing the Lincoln Home and Memorial. I got out of an appointment early and decided to re-visit the Lincoln home. It is free to get into the Lincoln home, you just need a ticket from the welcome center, parking however is not, but the price of parking is reasonable. I did have the one to one tour with the ranger, probably because it was a week day and about 16 degrees outside. Honestly I didn't remember much from my first visit 40 some years ago and now. I remember more the outside of the house than the insides. I do love that they have two blocks around the house so you got a feel of what it "looked" like when the Lincolns lived there. The Welcome center does include a introductory movie on Lincoln which acts as a refresher to Lincoln's career prior to the Presidency. It was nice to re-visit this place.

Visited January 2013
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