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Address: 413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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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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This was great. Nice that it was free. Our Guide was knowledgeable, perhaps a little not in to this anymore. The other guides were great. The house is incredible. It's a great... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was great. Nice that it was free. Our Guide was knowledgeable, perhaps a little not in to this anymore. The other guides were great. The house is incredible. It's a great place to visit and worth the time.

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lake geneva, wi
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unlike many other historical homes, you get to tour the whole house. Many things are original and some of it is surprising--wall to wall carpet, colorful wallpaper, etc. The National Park guides are a wealth of information. Really enjoyed this. But, it isn't just the Lincoln house--there are 15 homes total (we were told) that are part of this Historic... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My recommendation is to get there early in order to get parking close. The tickets are free but you have to reserve a time for a tour. As the day wears on I am sure that the tours fill up. You can learn a lot about the family and what life was like from the informative docents. The programs in... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautifully restored home has a lot of the original furniture in it. They tried to restore it exactly how the Lincoln's left it. They did a wonderful job. Tours are free and they only take 15 on a tour. I recommend going early because the tours fill up quickly. It is wheelchair accessible on the first floor only. We... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see for anyone who loves American history. My husband and I learned so much. Thankful we stopped by this national park and got our national park passport book stamped.

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Litchfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Lincoln Home tour is a well organized tour, sharing good historical information while allowing the public to tour Lincoln's Springfield residence. The home is well kept and the tour guides are very knowledgeable and able to answer questions from the public. You can continue to walk the historical area, go into some of the other home/ buildings and visitors... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Lincoln home has been on my bucket list for many years. The home is run by the National Park Service and in their typical fashion it is accessible, tells a great story and the guide s are excellent. I have read extensively about lLincoln for the past 50+ years and our guide shared facts that I did not know.... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to soak up Lincoln history. Not only did he & his family live here, but some of their actual furnitire & fixtures are displayed.

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Springfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see while in Springfield. Much of the original furniture is still in the home and this is the only home Lincoln ever owned.

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Lahti, Finland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visitor Center shows film of Lincoln's life and you also get ticket to Lincoln House. Everything is free of charge. The guides are excellent.

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