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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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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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413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful house and restored neighborhood offering lots of information on Lincoln, his family, and other prominent Springfield residents associated with Lincoln when he lived in Springfield. Definitely something to see if you are in Springfield on a "Lincoln Tour". Of course, don't miss the Lincoln...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank efischer850
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to go, thank you for welcoming us from Bristol. England. Our tour guide was fantastic and informative, and really catered for everyone. I really recommend this, we're glad we did it. Next time, we'll actually stay in Springfield. We were passing through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GeejTSD13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well preserved national park site. We had a Park Ranger guide who was knowledgeable but had quite a sense of humor.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Imam-travelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Felt like we stepped back into the 1800's. Your guide was excellent! Great service with lots of smiles!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JmeG3
Reviewed 13 December 2018

It's amazing to see Lincoln's world snuggled away in a city. Not far from other interesting sites around Springfield.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DarthTaiter79
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Had a great time staff was nice and friendly,so much to see and learn about. The story telling the wax figure was nice touch.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dollie L
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

When in the town that Lincoln lived, you have to visit his home. Family friendly FREE tour of the home Lincoln and his family resided in. The staff is knowledgeable and there are several original pieces in the home.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AshleyP33618
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The tour was 20 minutes, a good amount of time for small kids. The tour guide was very informative. Loved the leaves covering the streets. It was $2 to park and the tour was free.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Denise K
Reviewed 3 December 2018

The house and its history are fantastic. The fact that so many of the original houses on the street have been preserved added a great deal to being there, giving a sense of what it was like in 1860. But the overall success of a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IIbeach1
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

The four block area is beautifully restored, with multiple historic homes. The tour of the Lincoln home was only 20 minutes, but quite interesting , with personal stories of the Lincoln family. I visited Nov 3 and was surprised by the spectacular fall foliage, at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel V
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Bonita R
11 September 2018|
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Response from J Michael S | Reviewed this property |
It is one block from the Home
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2 July 2018|
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Response from Mtgirl63 | Reviewed this property |
I loved Springfield!! We basically just walked up to visitors center and got tickets FREE for the next tour. They do have you pay for parking which I think is about $2. TripAdvisor will not let you post links or web... More
Chetna G
9 June 2018|
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Response from mcconnellboys | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I have no idea how busy they might be in summer. We were there in fall, on a weekend, and they were not busy at all. You might call ahead and ask the rangers how busy they expect to be on the day you are coming... More