I can stay here all day. Visiting president Lincoln's house was a real treat. Although we went on a cold day it was fine. There wasn't a lot of people and we had a small group with us. The visitor center is your first stop. There you can watch some short films on Lincoln and grab some tickets for the tour of his home. You can't go in his home on your own. There's a map of how Springfield looked like during his times and you can see the route of his funeral procession after he was killed. The home is just around the corner and it is blocked of by traffic and surrounded by other homes that make it look as if time stopped in 1860. I really enjoyed that part the most. You can visit a couple other homes across from the Lincoln home on your own and get some more info and see more artifacts. My only caution is that we spent nearly have our day here and didn't have enough time to see the other places I wanted to see but it was very enjoyable. The tour is free. The only thing is I did not notice the times posted anywhere so although we got there at around 9.15 we didn't get on a tour until 10.55. We were just walking around aimlessly for a bit. That kinda killed most of our day.