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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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We had a really lovely tour guide who was dressed in costume. Our tour guide, Kellie, knew tons of... read more

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Hezzy_t
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Liberty, Missouri
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Lincoln home was really interesting. And street it was on was very picturesque but you could not go... read more

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Hardtkea
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De Pere, Wisconsin
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a really lovely tour guide who was dressed in costume. Our tour guide, Kellie, knew tons of facts and details about the house and the Lincoln family. About 80% of the home is original to the Lincolns. Make sure to check out the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lincoln home was really interesting. And street it was on was very picturesque but you could not go back in very many of the historic homes.

Thank Hardtkea
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived on a Sunday when they were just opening. We were able to get free tickets, which apparently they offer for a certain number of customers. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed all of the history.

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great tour and touched the bannister that Lincoln touched and walked where he walked! Our tour guide was Jenny and she was a real wealth of knowledge showing us original furniture and explaining all about Lincoln, his life and town at the...More

Thank Caymanisles
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn't plan a whole day in the area, but this was the perfect stop. The parking fee was $2 and the tour through Lincolns home was free. It was a little crowded in the house during the tour, but the ranger giving the tour...More

Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Lincoln Home historic site was an interesting insight into how one of our most famous presidents lived his life. It was amazing to see his neighborhood also carefully restored back to the time of his residence also. Well worth visiting!

Thank 13AnnD13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for a quick visit. You only pay for parking at $2 an hour. Park Ranger Sue was very personable and made the tour enjoyable. You can be in and out of here in about 1.5-2 hours so if you have small kids, it...More

Thank Cnieves3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wasn't sure how the grandchildren would like this but took them anyway. They were very interested in the way things were back then. Asked lots of questions. Our guide was a young man and was very patient and interesting.

Thank Bettie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The visit gave us an insight into Lincoln's home life. From a three year old and up to sixty year old ,,,, ten of us enjoyed the visit.

Thank surge55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great spot to visit to learn about Lincoln. They are well organized and get people through in an orderly manner. The tour is interesting with great stories. We watched the film in the theatre for a while it is quite long but...More

Thank Debra M
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I would recommend 2 hours so as not to be rushed.
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NanaFradette
7 August 2016|
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Response from Dixie H | Reviewed this property |
They are open 8:30-5pm every day but Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
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10 June 2016|
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Response from Dana S | Reviewed this property |
My kids completed the Junior Ranger Program in about 30 minutes. They had different requirements (they're 8 & 12). We got the booklets then sat on the benches in the Visitor Center and went through the booklet. Then we... More
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