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Home of Springfield Art Association

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Illinois' 200th Anniversary

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Reviewed September 28, 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 bit of American history that you do not learn in school. The tour costs $5 and is well worth it. Make sure to check out the hours online before you go.

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Reviewed August 26, 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 is excellent. I learned a lot about life in early Springfield.
The house is a few blocks away from the main old downtown, but well worth the effort to find it.

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Reviewed August 5, 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.

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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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