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Edwards Place Historic Home

700 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5232
+1 217-523-2631
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Thoughtful restoration and informative guided tour

You can see the couch where Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd courted (Mary's sister and brother-in-law... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
Interesting tour

We enjoyed a very informative tour with a knowledgeable guide. The rich history inside this home is... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Jennifer W
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700 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5232
+1 217-523-2631
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank hrsch
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
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

Thank 676ginak
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
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

Thank TSP2014
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
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

1  Thank wendybassett53
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Our RV club toured Edwards Place while in the area. The tour guide did an excellent job showing us the home and explaining the life of its occupants back when it was built. Well worth the time and minimal fee.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I've visited Edwards place several times over the years and have always enjoyed the house, the artifacts, the story, and the tours. A couple years ago, the first floor underwent a major restoration and it is so much better--more accurate depiction of a mid-19th-century Springfield...More

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I have actually visited Edwards place twice and each time has been wonderful! The tour guides are very knowledgeable, fun, engaging, and obviously love this beautiful historic house. The restoration projects are fascinating! Seeing how they reproduce and match antique textiles and wallpaper is really...More

Thank Horatioturtle
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17 June 2017|
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.