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Edwards Place Historic Home

700 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5232
+1 217-523-2631
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Art Festival

Wonderful art festival!! Lots of vendors and tour of the Edwards home. Great music and... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
emptynesters82
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Springfield, Illinois
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We enjoyed our tour of the Edwards Place Historic Home. We learned some interesting things about... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Jennifer W
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700 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5232
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Wonderful art festival!! Lots of vendors and tour of the Edwards home. Great music and entertainment!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of the Edwards Place Historic Home. We learned some interesting things about local history on our small group tour and would recommend this to others who like visiting historic homes.

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We had a lovely afternoon tour. It was just me and my boyfriend for this tour (no one else showed up). The house was quite amazing and out guide told the story of the parties that took place in that house. I learned quite a...More

Thank Erin N
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

You can see the couch where Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd courted (Mary's sister and brother-in-law lived in the house). The house is being carefully and thoughtfully restored, with many of the original furnishings or appropriate items from the same historical period. The guided tour...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very informative tour with a knowledgeable guide. The rich history inside this home is intriguing. We actually enjoyed the upper level most which has not been restored yet but the whole home was a pleasure to visit.

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This home is very special in history and in Lincolns family. There is a lot of historical information given by the guides in period costumes. We really enjoyed looking around the home which is still raising funds for more work to be done to keep...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Edwards House is a beautiful home, built in 1833, and historically is tied to Abraham Lincoln - the tour will tell you how. We enjoyed an excellent tour from a very well versed historian, Erica. On Wednesdays at 2 pm through August Abe Lincoln...More

Thank Chas L
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

You'll hear about the "connection" they have to Lincoln. It is quite a stretch, but that doesn't matter because the house is worth going to see. The bottom floor has been re-done to match what it looked like in Lincoln's days. It's fun to learn...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is a must see attraction. This home has been beautifully restored in most areas of the home. They have most of the original furniture, including a chair that Lincoln and Mary sat in when they were dating. You can take as many photos as...More

Thank Tara P
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

We recently visited Edwards Place and found it very interesting. It has been restored with care and the tour guide was very enthusiastic and keen to share her knowledge of the house. We were shown round at the same time as a school group who...More

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Response from rondomeracki | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the hours but the tour is roughly 1 hour. Except with our guide she ran over by 30 minutes or so because she couldn't stop talking and not taking questions.
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