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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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The house is beautiful. The tour guide was very nice. The house is in a four block historic area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Very interesting

Sad part was I lived in Springfield for 5 years and didn’t do this but after moving I realized I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 4 days ago

The house is beautiful. The tour guide was very nice. The house is in a four block historic area. We learned so much about him and his family. We enjoyed it very much.

Thank zahale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sad part was I lived in Springfield for 5 years and didn’t do this but after moving I realized I needed to go back for it. I loved it and found it amazing the furniture and wall hangings it was truly interesting and the tour...More

Thank Aaron W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic site has other neighborhood houses that are being restored, as well. Some contain displays and there are also some audio history stops you can listen to on your phone, as well as some explanatory placards around the area. The visitor center has a...More

Thank mcconnellboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was really informative and our tour guide was funny and enthusiastic. Learned more about Lincoln on this 25 minute tour than I did in the museum. It'w worth the visit and it's free!

Thank deniseandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the home is great you may tour it there a book showing the home and a recipe for mary lincoin white cake it is very good

Thank gjgloria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the Lincoln home in Springfield and found that they restoration done a few years ago was well done. The building and furnishings are true to the period and well preserved.

Thank Steven and Kare... F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The FREE tour was very informative. Our guide was funny and highly informed about all things Lincoln. Loe how they have bought up the area and restored so many properties. Gave off a cool, historic vibe.

Thank AZwanderlust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this exhibit. Especially loved the history and messages of Lincoln's core values continuing to be expressed in the tour of his home.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is FREE..couldn't believe that! Guided tour and original furniture and home...walking back into history. A must!

Thank Kitty H
Reviewed 6 December 2017

As a Springfield native who "had to go" to this landmark every year for school field trips, I stopped paying attention once I reached adulthood. But I learned that there's NOTHING quite like seeing this gem through the eyes of someone there for the first...More

Thank MzMeyer
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Shaun B
25 September 2017|
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Response from K C | Reviewed this property |
Our 8 and 12 year olds loved it.
16 August 2017|
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Response from janaea03 | Reviewed this property |
No. There wasn’t a line at all we were able to walk right in
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