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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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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 today via mobile

Free tour and $2 an hour to park. My son is studying different presidents in class this year so we decided to tour Lincoln’s home. You get timed tickets for the tour at the Visitor Center - they run tours every 15 minutes. You can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m so glad that I was able to bring my 6 and 8 year old daughters here on a quick visit to Springfield. They had been learning about Lincoln in school and this was a neat way to immerse them into his life. They had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Adam-April
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is a little quick, but touring Lincoln’s house is awesome!! The staff and tour guide were all very nice and friendly. The tour is free and the parking is cheap at $2 an hour. A must do!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mel_mel_cool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked from the Visitor's Center with a guide and small group of visitors. House is restored and furnished with many original items and supplemented with other period pieces. Informative, knowledgeable guide. Recommend for any history buffs or Lincoln fans.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FloridaMom2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit but we didn't realize that there was a time change on the rest of our trip so we couldn't spend a lot of time here. Take time to explore on your own. Lots of buildings in the area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janelle h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Lincoln Home NHS on a cold day in March. The visitor center is nice and had a very informative movie about Lincoln and small display area with historic Springfield laid out before you so that you had a good sense of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in learning some of the more personal things about Lincoln, this is an awesome tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the docent led tour of the home itself, and then did several of the self guided tours of other homes in the neighborhood. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wanda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as interesting as we thought it would be, and lady out front wanted extra pay for tour..Not recommended. Old town of Salem north of town better. This ISN'T a must.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 2017art
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is something you don't want to miss if you love history. It was very surreal knowing we were standing in the home of someone so influential. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and you could tell they loved their jobs. The whole neighborhood has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Audreymae19
Reviewed 6 February 2019

I can't say enough good things about this tour! Our Ranger Guide was very nice and very imformative! The house tour was awesome...every room had a story. The original staircase railing is still there....our guide said when you grab onto the railing it's as though...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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3 March 2019|
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Response from lisanitram | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but I would suggest calling them for suggestions. Surely they will have some since this would be the type of attraction for school trips and such.
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