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“Gotta see it”

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 64 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Beautiful home in a beautiful area, walk the neighborhood as Lincoln was did, tour the only home he ever owned. Perfect place to just wander the enclosed streets of his close knit neighborhood. Visitors center close buy, free tickets for tour, pay to park, gift shop

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

From the outside, the Lincoln home doesn't seem too impressive, but you definitely want to take this tour. Fascinating history about the Lincolns and how they lived in this small town. The area around the home has been restored and is a pleasant was to spend 90 minutes while in Springfield!

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We were here bright and early. There's a parking lot beside the visitor center. We used the electronic machine to pay 2$ per hour for parking. You could pay with dollar bills or credit card, but not with coins. We went in the visitor center first and got our tickets which were free. Saw the 23 minute movie about Lincoln and then went to the meeting spot on the benches in the street for our tour. A national park ranger met us and explained that we had to hold small bags to the front of our bodies so they would not touch a wall. We made our way into the house. We were allowed to take all the pictures we wanted. The guide did a nice job of explaining about the house, what was actually the Lincoln's and what had been reproduced. We walked through the parlors, dining room, upstairs, and back down into the kitchen and the tour ended in the backyard. There were 2 additional homes of neighbors that we were permitted to tour too. We returned to the visitor center to visit their small gift shop. I was impressed by the Lincoln home, but I think my favorite was his museum. Also we were allowed to use the original handrail in the front stairway. (same handrail from when Lincoln was there).

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I must say that at first I was a little skeptical about this attraction. It turned out to be my favorite of our stay in Springfield. The entire city block is preserved. The house and furnishings are nearly completely original. It gives you the feeling of Abraham Lincoln's life and not just as a figure in history. Each tour was limited to just 15 people per guide.

1  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The approximately 20 minute tour is well worth the time. The house contains about 75 % of its original furnishings. See where Lincoln slept, ate, wrote speeches and played with his kids. It's all good.

Run by the National Park Service.

Thank richie1732
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