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Definitely worth checking out at least once when you visit Springfield.

Lovely preserved home of the poet. A nice step back in time. It is around the corner and a short... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Who is Vachel Lindsay?

Again, I'm usually very positive, but I didn't get it, and there wasn't much to see. If you want... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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11 Oct 2018
“Who is Vachel Lindsay?”
23 Jun 2018
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603 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1604
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Again, I'm usually very positive, but I didn't get it, and there wasn't much to see. If you want to learn about Vachel Lindsay, the docents are willing to talk for hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gatzbyllc
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I don’t believe the home is open for tours anymore. We checked online and it said it was open from 2-4:30 however when we arrived everything was closed up. You can walk around the outside of the building and there is a sign in front...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ml08c
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lovely preserved home of the poet. A nice step back in time. It is around the corner and a short distance from the Dana Thomas /Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, so they are do-able together in a morning or afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank clareo207
Reviewed 19 February 2016

If you are in Springfield and a Vachel Lindsay fan, this is for you. Hours are limited so be sure to check before you come. I'm not a fan so this is in the no-big-deal bucket for me. To each is own.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank ILGrammy60
Reviewed 30 June 2015

OK, I'll admit it. I didn't know who Vachel Lindsay was until I read his biography before we visited his home at 603 South 5th Street in Springfield, next to the Illinois Governor's mansion. In fact, I didn't even know if Lindsay was a he...More

Date of experience: June 2015
8  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This home has barely changed since Vachel Lindsay lived there, so the ambiance is real. One can picture him in every room. The guides are very informative; often there are performances in the home. They are wonderful!

Date of experience: February 2014
4  Thank Educator2014
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I enjoyed this tour more than my husband. The house was just a normal house, but it was interesting to learn about Vachel Lindsay as well as his father who was a physician with an office in the house where he was one of very...More

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank KayM506
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Vachel Lindsay's house is also the same house that Abraham Lincoln's sister lived in first. Well preserved. I saw a top hat sitting on the night stand next the Mr. Lindsay's bed. You could tell that this hat was very old and had Mr. Lindsay's...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank STL-Mike-Rose
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Learned a lot about Vachel Lindsay's career and family. Home is well taken care of; lots of nice touches designed by his mother and preserved for today's visitors. Tour guide was friendly and informative.

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank MO8ball
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

This home was so interesting not only in itself but the family who owned it. It's immaculately kept up!! The guide, Jennie, was a brilliant woman who took a personal interest in making sure all our questions were answered and then some!

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Shorttripsinillinois
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