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Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Lincoln history

Really neat to see Abe’s work. Quick and easy to view. This is located in the center of Springfield... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
Under renovation

We could not enter the building as it is being renovated, The outside is well kept. There is a... read more

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Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.
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Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
+1 800-545-7300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could not enter the building as it is being renovated, The outside is well kept. There is a plaque on the building explaining this is where Lincoln worked.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank torpdo
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Only thing there currently is a sign on the building showing it as a former Lincoln-Herndon Law Office and a little bit of info on a plaque. Definitely something you should go see but it will be a quick walk-by visit and take a couple...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

A good photo opportunity, but shame you couldn't go inside. Makes up part of Lincoln's history in and around Springfield.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

It was helpful to see the display in the Library, since you can't really see anything here. The downtown area is well done showing where Lincoln lived and worked.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lou P
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This would be a great place to demonstrate the non-political legal side of Lincoln. A chance for an additional glimpse into his life. The law office is close to the Old State Capital building but it's not much more than a quick photo opp at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Really neat to see Abe’s work. Quick and easy to view. This is located in the center of Springfield so check it out.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dyngus
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We were only able to see the office from outside; apparently it is not open for tours. Still interesting to see the location in proximity to the other Lincoln sites.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mkitchens
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We were very disappointed that the Law Offices were closed for renovation. We were told that they had been closed for at least 5 years but supposedly opening again next month.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kelli0023
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Just across from the Old State Capitol on the pedestrian street. The sign is even smaller now but the statues are still there for some photo ops.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tonyav124
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Don’t go out of your way to stop to see words painted on the side of a building. If you are in the area it’s cool to walk by and see it on your way to the old capital.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Guy P
August 11, 2017|
Response from maldenmusic | Reviewed this property |
I think they open at 8 am. You can get on the National Park Service webpage and probably find out more info.