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Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 62 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.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Visit Honest Abe's home and see where he lived for 17 years. This place is beautifully restored and the volunteer staff show reverence which is due to the great man, whilst understanding his human side. In my top 10 for the planet, seriously!

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was an awesome tour. It lasted about 1/2 hour - a very educational and interesting 30 minutes! The house is set up exactly as it was when Abe was living there with his family, before he left for the White House. It's pretty incredible to just step right into his everyday life, including his bedroom, his parlor, and his private sitting rooms. All of the artifacts are either authentic or exact replications of the things the Lincoln family actually owned. The tour is free, so there is no reason to miss it.

Thank Sarah Z
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I'm so pleased that Lincoln's home and neighborhood were taken over by the National Parks Service so that a precious piece of American history can be preserved for future generations. As other reviewers have stated, the visitor center is a great place to learn about the significance of the area before actually taking the tour. I enjoyed the tour and seeing the house and many original furnishings, but because of the size of the group it felt like we were just being "herded" room to room with the same unispiring memorized speeches that are given dozens of times per day. To be fair, the guides were friendly and happy to answer brief questions, and even though I felt enough time was spent in each room, it was clear they were aware that they were working on a time frame. It was a gorgeous day to walk around the neighborhood and see other homes that existed while Lincoln and his family also lived there, and if the roads were dirt and covered with horse dung, you'd swear you were walking around in the 1850's.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

The visitor centre is well set up, and the video well worth watching. We arrived just as it was opening, and had no wait for the free tour of the house. The neighbourhood is just brilliant, with signs on each restored house, detailing the occupants there in Lincoln's time. As Australians, we had much to learn about the man and his times, and we did, with a very good guided tour.

Thank wetwoSydney
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you're coming to Springfield, this should definitely be on your itinerary. This is the one and only home that the Lincolns every owned, and the house includes many original Lincoln family furnishings. The tours are by very knowledgeable guides. They have acquired many of the properties in the area, so that visitors can see what the "neighborhood" would have looked like when the Lincolns were living here. The museum exhibits in a few of the houses were very interesting.

Thank pasbuffalo
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