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Home of Springfield Art Association

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Illinois' 200th Anniversary

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Reviewed August 5, 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 it from disrepair as these old homes need tons of work for. Amazing to see all the old furniture and wall coverings

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Reviewed July 10, 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 himself shows up for a very entertaining and informative chat with Helen Edwards. Fritz Klein has been doing Lincoln for 45 years and is the best I've ever seen. Well worth the visit!
There are stairs to the 2nd floor, otherwise, very little walking

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Reviewed May 29, 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 about how the high-class lived back then. The 2nd floor has yet to be re-done, but they are in the process. I believe they said it would be September before they are done. If you are in Springfield this is a great rainy day activity or a great way to burn some time. They do tours at 1,2,3 on Tuesdays-Saturdays.

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Reviewed May 25, 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 you wish in this lovely home. They have several places throughout the house where you can see parts of the original wall. It is wheelchair accessible on the first floor only, but they have a nice picture book that shows what each of the rooms look like if you are not able to go up there. For $5 a person, it is definitely worth it.

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Reviewed May 19, 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 were very well behaved and asked some good questions.

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