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Painstakingly rebuilt after being disassembled in the 1960s, this Greek Revival masterpiece saw Lincoln serve as a lawyer and legislator. In 1858, Lincoln delivered his landmark "House Divided" speech in the Capitol's Representatives Hall.
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This building is historic to Abraham Lincoln, Douglass,
And Obama have walked and stood here. This is the original state capital building and holds many artifacts. On Lincoln’s Birthday they give each visitor a shiny Lincoln Penny. This place can be for the family, solo,...More
We stopped at serval of the top historical sites in Springfield, and this one was our favorite by far. Mainly due to our guide Brian, who has a deep understanding of Illinois colorful history (especially regarding Abraham Lincoln) and shared it with great enthusiasm.
Whatever you do, do not skip this historic site when visiting Springfield! In this building Abraham Lincoln spent much time, it is where he gave his infamous ‘House Divided’ speech and where he lay in state after his death. This building is spectacular.
The Old State Capitol offers visitors an opportunity to step back to the time when our federal government was being formed. The building was designed to replicate what our Capitol building looked like during the time of Jefferson, Hamilton, Washington and our other founding fathers....More
We had come into Springfield late in the day but wanted to make use of the time we had. The guide at Lincoln's Burial Site mentioned the Old State Capitol so we visited about 4 pm. We were greeted at the door by a very...More
I went to a ceremony at the old capital when my friend became a US citizen. It was the first time I had been there. It had a small museum and was very nice. It has a lot of stairs. I’m not sure if it...More
The building is quite impressive from the outside. However, when I went inside, I was greeted by a lady in a hoop skirt, who advised me that General Grant was addressing the assembly upstairs. Having people re-enacting history brought it alive. The building gave you...More
The capitol is self guided but the gentleman on hand the day we were there was truly filled with information. It felt so neat to be in a place that Lincoln had walked and worked in during his life. The pieces are not original but...More
This is where the Senate met in the old days (when Lincoln was a lawyer and representative). The rooms are well documented as to the purpose. A Lincoln hat is on the desk where he sat. It is easy to imagine Lincoln presenting a case...More
This is a self-guided tour with staff on hand to answer questions. A very helpful guide stayed on the first floor and told us bits and pieces of Lincoln’s years here pleading cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, Working as a Representative, and reading in...More
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a block and a half from there is the Lincoln Presidential Library. That is where those things happen more often.On Saturdays by the old state capital they have a Lincoln look alike walking around outside there. Check with... More
a block and a half from there is the Lincoln Presidential Library. That is where those things happen more often.On Saturdays by the old state capital they have a Lincoln look alike walking around outside there. Check with the chamber of commerce for dates at the capital. It does happen several weekends each summer.