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Old State Capitol State Historic Site

5th & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL 62701
+1 217-785-7960
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Vacation tour

Went here for a self guided tour, that was excellent!! You must see this location when visiting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathi B
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Lincoln sighting

The old state Capitol is like walking back in time. I loved the old columns and could almost hear... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MikenDeb M
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5th & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL 62701
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+1 217-785-7960
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here for a self guided tour, that was excellent!! You must see this location when visiting Springfield!!! There is alot of awesome things to see her when you visit. Well worth seeing this attraction!!!!

Thank Kathi B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The old state Capitol is like walking back in time. I loved the old columns and could almost hear the footsteps of the past running up and down the double staircase. There’s a hostess that will give you some information if you would like, or...More

Thank MikenDeb M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old State Capital was not high on my list of Springfield Lincoln attractions to visit. But I’m so glad we did! We walked to the Old Capital from the Lincoln Home National Historic Sight. It was fun to imagine Abraham Lincoln walking there on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old State Capitol has been beautifully restored to recreate the period when Lincoln was a legislator and lawyer. A visit here helps one understand the crucial years when Lincoln was becoming the statesman that we remember and revere. Bravo to the State of Illinois...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Greg gave us a great tour of the old state capitol. He was laid back and included kids and adults as he gave us interesting information. This was our second visit to the site and we learned even more than on our first visit. They...More

Thank Lou P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful. The building is well-maintained. This summer there are "history comes alive" events happening in this complex. We saw one that was pretty amazing!

Thank jenmidwest123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old State House is a must see. You are able to sit at the table that Lincoln sat at as a State Representative. This is also the location where his body laid in state prior to burial.

Thank JodieLovesSun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the better attractions in Springfield. I thought the building was beautifully preserved and it told a distinctly American story. Many famous events took place inside these walls and I was in awe just being there. This is also the building where...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my tour of the Old State Capitol State Historic Site! The interior has been beautifully restored and has many great and interesting exhibits.

Thank James M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Because our arrival in Springfield happened mid-afternoon, we didn’t want to spend $15 per head to go to the Lincoln Presidential Museum for a couple of hours. We came upon the Old State Capitol, and saw a re-enactment going on. We headed inside, where there...More

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Mandy H
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Kathy B | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do. You will have to go up a set of stairs to get into the building. Once in, there is an elevator to the second floor.
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Marvin S
August 8, 2016|
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Response from hippoguy | Reviewed this property |
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
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Marvin S
August 8, 2016|
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Response from Trish F | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry. Try the Visitors Centre at the Lincoln home.
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