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Address: 413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: +1 217-492-4241
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The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this...

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.

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Beautiful home!

The park ranger who gave tour was very knowledgeable. Was fun listening to the different stories of the Lincoln family in the house. Definitely need to walk along the street to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kearny, New Jersey
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Kearny, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park ranger who gave tour was very knowledgeable. Was fun listening to the different stories of the Lincoln family in the house. Definitely need to walk along the street to get the feel of the times.

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Garden Prairie, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the park Ranger we gave the tour. It was free and very informative. If you like history you will like this too.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Free tours, pick up tickets at the visitor centre. Well preserved area, well done. Tour was educational, about 20-30 minutes, lovely guides. Well worth it!

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park rangers are knowledgeable and friendly. We took a step back in time wandering the restored neighborhood. Lincolns home is beautiful

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the tour of the home which was led by a ranger since it is a NPS attraction. Much of the home is original or made to look as it did then. The tour was nice as she did not give TMI on each room. This is a must for sure.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This preserved home, and four square block neighborhood, of the only house ever owned by Abraham Lincoln is a great opportunity to see how Lincoln lived before he left for Washington. The tours are run by the National Park Service, and the Welcome Center (where you have to obtain a ticket to go on the free guided tour) has some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to see the actual home that President Lincoln and his wife lived in for 50 years. Seeing their furniture and styles of the time was so educational and informative. Be sure to look into getting a ticket for the tour as it is led by a guide.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please take your children there, They really need to see "how life was" for this very great man and his family

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a tour as we dove through Springfield. I am glad we did. I found it very interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made it entertaining. After we toured the house, we walked down the street to see the other houses. Nice walk.

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Hockley, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way home from Chicago to Houston we purposely visited here. It was chilling to walk the same halls Abraham Lincoln and his family once walked before being elected POTUS and having to move to the Whitehouse. Washington, DC. After seeing the three-hole outhouse outback I couldn't help but wonder what was provided for the POTUS at the Whitehouse.... More 

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