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“Had to stop in and see.”

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site
Ranked #12 of 55 things to do in Springfield
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Owner description: Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.
Colorado
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Had to stop in and see.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We got here pretty late and there wasn't very good lighting for the tour. It's basically Lincolns old original office. The volunteer tour guide was very informative and gave some interesting information about Lincoln and his early life as a lawyer.

Its free and theres not awhole lot to see but you may take pictures.

Visited December 2012
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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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“Unbelievable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

A wonderful tour Guide that exlained everything in great detail and took his tie in answering Questions and allowing us to look as long as we wanted in each section of the tour. It was amazing looking forward to visiting again

Visited December 2012
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Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Came here with the family. It was cool little place. Interesting to see how everything was and how it all started.

Visited September 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 attraction reviews
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“Lincoln Law Offices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Visiting the Lincoln Law office was a spur of the moment event to get out of the rain. Our guide made this one of the most memorable Lincoln tours of the trip. Many Lincoln-Herndon stories were relayed and making this one of the first stops will provide insight for other venues.

Visited October 2012
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Nashville, TN
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579 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 825 helpful votes
“Nice to Walk in Lincoln's Footsteps”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

The historic area of Springfield is very walkable, and we made the most of seeing as many Lincoln sites as we could. The law office is in a building across from the old capitol building -- so easy to imagine Lincoln doing business in that building in the historic district. The tour is free, but a donation box is available, and it is certainly worth a donation. The woman who gave our tour clearly loves history; she took her time and shared much information since we were obviously interested.

We enjoyed a great lunch just a few doors down at the Feed Store -- good food with reasonable prices. Be sure to grab a photo of the bronze Abe, Mary, and Tad Lincoln statues on the walkway in front of the law office.

Visited September 2012
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