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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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I had thought that Lincoln's house would be somewhat recreated but I was wrong. 80% of the... read more

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Roger B
Watsons Bay, Australia
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This restored 4 blocks of Lincoln’s time is very interesting if you are into Abraham Lincoln or... read more

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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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413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had thought that Lincoln's house would be somewhat recreated but I was wrong. 80% of the furniture and artifacts are originals. Admission is free and NPS Rangers provide a most professional commentary. The visitor centre is high quality too.

Thank Roger B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restored 4 blocks of Lincoln’s time is very interesting if you are into Abraham Lincoln or history. You can only walk on the street/sidewalk and look at the houses except for Lincoln’s house. That is where the guided tour takes place by the parks...More

Thank bigdog054
Reviewed 3 days ago

Abraham Lincoln's home has been well preserved. Our tour guide was wonderful. It is a small "village", but gives you a good idea about life when President Lincoln lived there with his family.

Thank cationista
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is my 3rd visit to see the Lincoln sites. Love seeing his house and walking through it, picturing his family at their daily activities. Seeing the tall doorways and ceilings and holding onto the actual banister that the Lincolns used to go upstairs!

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Set in the period! Free group tour for home, guide informative and knowledgeable. Many of Lincolns personal items included in the home. The neighborhood has interactive smartphone narrative available for most houses in 2 block area. Area is lovely. Parking $2.00 on site.

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautifully preserved so you get a terrific sense of what life was like at the pre-Civil War period. The National Parks guides do a great job, but I really just enjoyed strolling around the streets and looking at the beautifully preserved buildings

Thank Craig_Tapper
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a National Park and run very well. The guides for the tours are very knowledgeable and helpful. The neighborhood is interesting to see as well. Learned a lot about Lincoln just walking through his home and seeing how he lived.

Thank Timothy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully restored and the Parks Service guide made the tour special for the younger children in the group. Be sure to pick up tickets in the Home's Visitor Center (not the general City of Springfield visitor's center) as the group sizes are limited.

Thank l c
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Park Service has done an excellent job of returning this portion of Springfield to the period when Lincoln resided there. The house tour is free and gives a glimpse into Lincoln the man before becoming President

Thank jonthethird
Reviewed 1 week ago

took in the Lincoln home on a weekday afternoon- no excessive crowds- tour is about 30 min. Tour guide is part of US Park Service and most pleasant. Tour to upper bedrooms does have stairs. The home and surrounding area is well kept- Speaks well...More

Thank DES63640
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16 August 2017|
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Response from mowakey | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. There shouldn't be much of a line forming. Generally, if you get there when they open there should be less people there! Good luck and enjoy your visit :)
Michael F
21 June 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answers that I read. It should take 2 to 3 hours. Other interesting sites pertaining to Lincoln include his tomb (about 15 minutes away), the Lincoln Presidential Library, and the simple log cabin village... More
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.