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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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Historic spot

Neat to see Lincoln's house. A 4-square block area in the middle of Springfield is kept closer to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris S
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Class act

Got lucky and got a parking meter right in front of the Visitor Center. Got an 11am tour time, only... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
silvertongue10147
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Effort, Pennsylvania
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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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413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Neat to see Lincoln's house. A 4-square block area in the middle of Springfield is kept closer to how it might have looked in Lincoln's time. We did not go on the tour, which let's you go inside Lincoln's house, but you can wander in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Got lucky and got a parking meter right in front of the Visitor Center. Got an 11am tour time, only had to wait 20 minutes. Jeff, our tour guide was a seasoned veteran. He could work a crowd, with wit, charm, humor and knowledge. So...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

great opportunity to see where the Lincolns lived, and how they lived here; be sure to see the movie in the visitor center; and go to Wm Van's for a great sandwich for lunch, right across the street.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s so cool to see the home where Lincoln grew into the influential person he became. Our tour guide was funny and incredibly knowledgeable. The house was in such great shape and to see the original furniture was impressive!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We purposely made a trip through Springfield to visit the Lincoln Presidential Museum (fantastic!) and see Lincoln's original home. We were too late in the day (5:30) for a formal tour of Lincoln's house, but did wander up and down the street admiring the homes...More

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour of Lincoln;s former home is a must see. Very interesting and informative tour given by a very knowledgeable tour guide. Get there early. Tours fill up!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our seven year old is obsessed with all things Lincoln. We decided to quickly drive past Lincoln's home as it's Easter Sunday and we assumed everything would be closed...we were wrong. We walked up to the house and were greated by a Ranger who allowed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are ever in Springfield, I would so highly recommend stopping to spend some time at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, run by the National Park System. It is a four block radius of homes centered around the only home Abraham Lincoln ever...More

Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in Springfield on our way to St. Louis, and the Lincoln Home NHS was one of the sites that we had made a point of seeing on our way through. The site itself was fairly easy to find, and there is a lot...More

Thank Adam M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great opportunity to learn more about the Lincoln family before they moved to Washington D.C. My 6 and 7-year old children loved the activities to become Junior Rangers - particularly the BINGO game. We had a great time walking the streets and thinking about what...More

Thank Rachel R
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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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