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Vachel Lindsay Home

603 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1604
+1 217-524-0901
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Definitely worth checking out at least once when you visit Springfield.

Lovely preserved home of the poet. A nice step back in time. It is around the corner and a short... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Nice place to visit if you're a Fan

If you are in Springfield and a Vachel Lindsay fan, this is for you. Hours are limited so be sure... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2016
Springfield, IL
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22 Aug 2016
“Definitely worth checking out at least once when you visit Springfield.”
19 Feb 2016
“Nice place to visit if you're a Fan”
603 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1604
+1 217-524-0901
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lovely preserved home of the poet. A nice step back in time. It is around the corner and a short distance from the Dana Thomas /Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, so they are do-able together in a morning or afternoon.

1  Thank clareo207
Reviewed 19 February 2016

If you are in Springfield and a Vachel Lindsay fan, this is for you. Hours are limited so be sure to check before you come. I'm not a fan so this is in the no-big-deal bucket for me. To each is own.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

OK, I'll admit it. I didn't know who Vachel Lindsay was until I read his biography before we visited his home at 603 South 5th Street in Springfield, next to the Illinois Governor's mansion. In fact, I didn't even know if Lindsay was a he...More

7  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This home has barely changed since Vachel Lindsay lived there, so the ambiance is real. One can picture him in every room. The guides are very informative; often there are performances in the home. They are wonderful!

4  Thank Educator2014
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I enjoyed this tour more than my husband. The house was just a normal house, but it was interesting to learn about Vachel Lindsay as well as his father who was a physician with an office in the house where he was one of very...More

4  Thank Kay M
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Vachel Lindsay's house is also the same house that Abraham Lincoln's sister lived in first. Well preserved. I saw a top hat sitting on the night stand next the Mr. Lindsay's bed. You could tell that this hat was very old and had Mr. Lindsay's...More

3  Thank STL-Mike-Rose
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Learned a lot about Vachel Lindsay's career and family. Home is well taken care of; lots of nice touches designed by his mother and preserved for today's visitors. Tour guide was friendly and informative.

2  Thank MO8ball
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

This home was so interesting not only in itself but the family who owned it. It's immaculately kept up!! The guide, Jennie, was a brilliant woman who took a personal interest in making sure all our questions were answered and then some!

3  Thank Shorttripsinillinois
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Just down the street from the Governor's mansion and the Frank Lloyd Wright house. We're from Spokane, Wa. where Vachel spent some time living in our historical hotel and met his wife. So we HAD to check this out

2  Thank Jojo R
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Well maintained residence of the poet, novelist, and writer of the first book about film. The owner before Lindsay was Mary Todd's sister, so the house also has a Lincoln connection. It takes no more than a half-hour to tour.

1  Thank Car0lyn0ntheg0
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