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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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Return Visit After Many Years

It has been 30 years since my last visit. The renovation, and management by the National Park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David M
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Danville, Georgia
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Hometown Favorite.

Always great to share the history I grew up with. The Park Service folks are great too! I always... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KT9511
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Springfield, Illinois
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has been 30 years since my last visit. The renovation, and management by the National Park Service is amazing. The detail restoration is amazing, the attempt to be Authenic incredible. Our park ranger guide brought to life for both adults and children the Lincoln...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always great to share the history I grew up with. The Park Service folks are great too! I always learn new stuff!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Learned a lot about Lincoln before he became president was very interesting and well-preserved the house in the small community around his house

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much history in one place. The tour is free-thank you. So many original pieces in Lincoln’s home. Highly knowledgeable employees, Rangers. Disappointed that the other homes in the park have not been restored to their original period, nor are they open to the public.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Lincoln home. The community was very quaint and a pleasant surprise. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. It is run by the National Park system. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must see. The National Park Service does a great job here. The house is in wonderful condition. Tours here handled quickly and they get as many people through the house as possible. Pictures are encouraged as well as questions. There is a...More

1  Thank Sherlock6142
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The National park service has actually restored and preserved the neighborhood around the only home Lincoln owned. Many homes up & down the street are as they were in the late 1800’s Lincoln’s home is much as it was when he lived there with many...More

1  Thank tagnrocky
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome! Abraham Lincoln's home is restored to what it was in 1860. It humbles me to know that he lived in this house. Wow! Of all the places where we honor President Lincoln, this house really is the best. I've been to the Lincoln Memorial...More

1  Thank ncat2016
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this site is free you do need to pick up free tour tickets there are also 2 other period houses with self guiding tours inside and perhaps 10 exterior only

1  Thank seniortvlr
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome tour of the Lincoln home. Many original pieces. Tour guide was knowledgeable. We even got to see Mr Lincoln and Mary and get a pic. The interpretation center was very nice. Many other houses in area to visit. There is parking there. Sign up...More

1  Thank Mtgirl63
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Chetna G
June 8, 2018|
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Response from mcconnellboys | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I have no idea how busy they might be in summer. We were there in fall, on a weekend, and they were not busy at all. You might call ahead and ask the rangers how busy they expect to be on the day you are coming... More
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middie6
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Aaron W | Reviewed this property |
2-4 hours depending on how much ready you do. It can be done really fast if you just want to see it but like most Springfield attractions the workers are very knowledgeable and the more you show interest the more they share. More
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Shaun B
September 25, 2017|
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Response from K C | Reviewed this property |
Our 8 and 12 year olds loved it.
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