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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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Great Site, Beautifully Preserved

Lincoln's home is beautifully preserved along with surrounding homes on the street. A lovely park... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nraeanderson
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Hamilton, Canada
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Must see

My husband and I are not huge history buffs but we still thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Ranger Rose... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kristin T
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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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  • Poor1%
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413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lincoln's home is beautifully preserved along with surrounding homes on the street. A lovely park to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I are not huge history buffs but we still thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Ranger Rose was excellent! She shared which artifacts in the home were the Lincoln's and was able to answer all questions. She definitely brought the Lincolns to life for...More

Thank Kristin T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tickets are first come first served. Get there early to get the time you want. Early beats the bus tours. I find the free Ranger lead tours are excellent and this was not disappointing.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

do not miss this free tour , get your ticket in the visitor centre , very good guide with great knowledge of Abe Lincoln. make sure you allow time to see round the visitors centre and other houses, watch both films in the visitors centre....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lincoln’s house is air conditioned! Thank goodness cuz it’s already hot outside. We paid to park, paid for the guided tour, walked around the neighborhood, walked up to the library museum( excellent curated items in lots of different interactive styles). Only bad thing, as it...More

Thank Maria L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy a nice walk among beautifully preserved homes from the mid-1800’s. See where Abraham Lincoln lived when he was a lawyer in Springfield.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more than Lincoln's house. The entire street for a full block on each side is preserved and restored. You actually can walk the streets where Lincoln walked with his wife and children. The park rangers do a beautiful job of creating a narrative,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free tours, but limited in size, get free ticket at visitor center - get your ticket before you do anything else. After getting your ticket there are several period buildings that you can tour as well as a couple blocks of old homes to walk...More

1  Thank MilwaukeeCraig
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing all the houses in the neighborhood that the park has returned to Lincoln’s time. Very informative and well done. Definitely take the free tour. (Get tickets at the visitors center).

Thank NSB343
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lincoln Home (along with two blocks of other preserved pre-Civil War homes) is well worth a few hours of your time, especially since it is one of the very few National Park sites in Illinois. Start in the Visitor Center, where a dramatized documentary...More

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middie6
20 April 2018|
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Response from Aaron W | Reviewed this property |
2-4 hours depending on how much ready you do. It can be done really fast if you just want to see it but like most Springfield attractions the workers are very knowledgeable and the more you show interest the more they share. More
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Shaun B
26 September 2017|
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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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