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Nicely preserved park

Very interesting how the few blocks surrounding the Lincoln home are all part of this historic... read more

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Normal, IL
Unplanned stop

Saw this advertised while in Springfield free trip so gave it a go & was totally impressed v... read more

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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

Very interesting how the few blocks surrounding the Lincoln home are all part of this historic park, and entering the area you really step back in time. Very good guides and a very worthwhile free tour of the home.

Thank RobBN
Reviewed today via mobile

Saw this advertised while in Springfield free trip so gave it a go & was totally impressed v informative ranger nice to walk around house & find out information highly recommend this free tour

Thank jiney1
Reviewed today via mobile

We loved the tour, which is at no cost, but grab your ticket at the visitor center first. Very informative and interesting host-tour guide! Afterward, walk the street and see all the Victorian houses lining the street where Lincoln lived. Either preserved or returned to...More

Thank MikenDeb M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an informative tour of the Lincoln home, and it was FREE!! Ranger John did an excellent job of keeping our small your group (3 children, 6 adults) interested. Shared lots of little-known facts. Answered every question we posed to him. Highly recommend making this...More

Thank C O
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see! I was caught off guard with the emotion of walking up the stairs, using the same handrail Abraham Lincoln used when he lived there. It is very easy to step back in time and feel the life of many years ago.

Thank Tammy J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Being where Lincoln lived you realize what a humble man he was and how hard, sad his life was even in the presidency.

Thank aztec222016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Lincoln Home and the National Park Service are two national treasures. At Springfield they combine to make a wonderful combination. The Lincoln home has been meticulously restored and preserved to the day when Lincoln left Springfield to assume the presidency. An excellent decent provided...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Bryson took us on the Tour of the Lincoln Home. He was very clear on expectations once we went inside and did a great way of including guests of all ages in his presentation. He kept us moving so that other tours could stay on...More

Thank Lou P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up to Springfield to see some of the local sites and stopped in to see the Lincoln Home. The tour is free, though you need to get a ticket for the guided tour and sometimes there’s a good wait. The tour is guided...More

Thank LDHtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very hot early July, fortunately some shady benches to wait for one's tour to start. You get timed tickets in the visitor's center. We had a very knowledgeable ranger tour guide. Since the house is very small, the group of tourists is also small, which...More

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arthur r
2 July 2018|
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Response from darylm822 | Reviewed this property |
We had no issue getting tickets. It was late morning & busy but our tickets were for the next hour tour. We watched a video in the theatre & wandered around the gift shop. I doubt you can book online. Just turn up. You will... 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
20 April 2018|
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Response from Aaron W | Reviewed this property |
2-4 hours depending on how much ready you do. It can be done really fast if you just want to see it but like most Springfield attractions the workers are very knowledgeable and the more you show interest the more they share. More