This old mansion is laden with rich history concerning Abraham Lincoln. In this mansion, young Abe courted Mary Todd. They even have the very same furniture that Abe sat in while he did it. Mary Todd's family regarded Abe with disdain, and did not approve of Abe coming around to court Mary, figuring him for an unrefined backwoods "hick" who would never amount to anything important. Of course, he proved them all completely wrong when he became the 16th President! From the South porch, he delivered his Farewell Address to Springfield, just before he went on to Washington, D.C, and to history. The place could use some maintenance and renovation, so be sure to leave a donation; they depend on them to maintain the place. If you come to Springfield to explore Abe Lincoln's history, this home is absolutely on your MUST-SEE list! Easy, convenient parking on the west side of the mansion.off 4th Street.
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