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Address: 413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701
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The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this...

The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this four-block historic neighborhood. Lincoln and his family lived in the two-story house from 1844 until 1861, when their address changed to the White House.

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We took the tour and was not disappointed. The tour guide took us through Lincoln's house telling us stories and showing us actual items that were part of Lincoln's property.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Crazycruiser59
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Simi Valley, California
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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the tour and was not disappointed. The tour guide took us through Lincoln's house telling us stories and showing us actual items that were part of Lincoln's property.

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Wauconda, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are about 20 or so actual items that Lincoln himself sat in, used, leaned against, and wrote with. That is incredible! And Mary's presence is well felt, too. They were successful people who had their share of struggles. These elements are prevalent in this well preserved, beautiful home. And, per Lincoln's request, it's free to the public!!

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't visit Springfield without visiting this home of Abraham Lincoln and seeing the delightful neighborhood surrounding the home. Brick streets and homes will take you back in time. Have lunch at Obed & Isaac's Brewery just a few blocks away.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome experience to walk through the Lincoln home. I visited several times with out of town guests while living in Springfield. Highly recommend this to anyone interested.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fun place to visit and learn but I would have given it 5 stars if the walkways were kept up. Many boards were warped and the walkways weren't kept up. The amount of staff I noticed loafing about and yes I did see boards that were to be installed, but they appear as though they have been there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go to the visitors center & get your free tickets & watch the video. Well preserved - many original items. Must see if Lincoln fan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So cool to walk thru Lincoln's home, hear the history & see how & where he lived. Very authentic! And the whole block has been restored & has many awesome displays! A cool place to go! :)

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was born in the Midwest. My elementary and high school years were filled with the study of history in general and Abraham Lincoln in particular. I miss Abe (which is also a slogan on tee shirts and hats at the Lincoln Museum, so plan on getting one of those now). So when in my estimation my teenager, born and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A free (except a small parking fee) tour of Abraham Lincoln's Springfield home is a MUST SEE for everyone. Historical, insightful, inspiring and introspective! The area is incredible and the Rangers do a great job on the tour and the site is kept clean and safe. Even if you are not "into" history, I highly recommend that you visit this... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed walking through Lincolns home. So many original pieces of furniture. Many interesting tidbits and heart warming stories. So worth the trip.

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