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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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Original ome!!

This is FREE..couldn't believe that! Guided tour and original furniture and home...walking back... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kitty H
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Chicago, United States
A Must-See for visitors

As a Springfield native who "had to go" to this landmark every year for school field trips, I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MzMeyer
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Springfield, Illinois
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is FREE..couldn't believe that! Guided tour and original furniture and home...walking back into history. A must!

Thank Kitty H
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a Springfield native who "had to go" to this landmark every year for school field trips, I stopped paying attention once I reached adulthood. But I learned that there's NOTHING quite like seeing this gem through the eyes of someone there for the first...More

Thank MzMeyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small visitors center with amazing video about Lincolns career running up to his presidential election. Very moving portrayal of Lincoln's commitment to equality. House tour is interesting and given from the perspective of Lincoln's "average" life in Springfield. Lovely restoration as well as neighboring houses....More

Thank edieann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to spend Thanksgiving in Springfield visiting Lincoln sites since he was the one to introduce the idea of dedicating a day to giving thanks as the Civil War was still raging. To see where Lincoln and his family lived before he became President...More

2  Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot believe they do not charge for this tour. Tickets are free from the visitor center which also has parking. Not to mention a pretty cool gift shop inside. Our tour guide was a girl. I can't remember her name. But she was good....More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Springfield, Illinois has excellently preserved the home and neighbourhood of Pres. Abraham Lincoln and his family. NPS offers tours. Visitor Centre presents great film of Abe’s life in the city. Area and Lincoln Home are open for Visits, free of charge. Lincoln’s Son Robert sold...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lincoln family home is a peek into what it was like to live in Springfield. The admission to the house is free but you do need to get a ticket at the visitor center. Take a walk around the area around the house. There are...More

1  Thank hoef972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't schedule ahead. Luckily there were still time slots available for the day we were there. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Our home is 155 years old, so it was particularly interesting to compare the similarities and differences. Learned about architecture, Lincoln...More

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the Abraham Lincoln home was very much enjoyed. The preservation has been done well and the docent answered our questions knowledgeably. I would recommend a visit.

1  Thank KathleenIndiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was well presented and so interesting to see. Our guide was great and gave lots of facts and information which gave insight into the life of the Lincoln family.

Thank AdventureTraveller61
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Shaun B
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Response from K C | Reviewed this property |
Our 8 and 12 year olds loved it.
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cynkuen
17 August 2017|
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Response from janaea03 | Reviewed this property |
No. There wasn’t a line at all we were able to walk right in
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Michael F
22 June 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answers that I read. It should take 2 to 3 hours. Other interesting sites pertaining to Lincoln include his tomb (about 15 minutes away), the Lincoln Presidential Library, and the simple log cabin village... More
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