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Elijah Iles House

628 S 7th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1637
+1 217-492-5929
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Springfield History

Well maintained & preserved old house. Lots of history about Springfield. Home of one of... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Rita S
Brevard County, Florida
via mobile

Yes, it was interesting. Alot of information from the 2 guides. 1 guide upstairs, 1 guide... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Scott D
Morris, Illinois, United States
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628 S 7th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1637
+1 217-492-5929
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Well maintained & preserved old house. Lots of history about Springfield. Home of one of Springfield's Founding Fathers, Elijah Iles. Oldest standing home in Springfield. Free admission.

1  Thank Rita S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Yes, it was interesting. Alot of information from the 2 guides. 1 guide upstairs, 1 guide downstairs... But the best part of the tour, was the separate exhibit down in the basement. It wasnt part of the normal house tour. We went down stairs and...More

2  Thank Scott D
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This home is located about two blocks south the the Lincoln home visitor center. It's a little know place that's full of Springfield history. It's not open all year so check before going. I was alone a felt like I was given a VIP tour....More

2  Thank Aerowing
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is one of two houses you can go inside in this areas attraction, Lincoln's being the other, but unlike the Lincoln's house, you can go on your own inside this one, which was one of his immediate neighbours. Worth a visit.

3  Thank D0dge51
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We decided to visit here after we found that another place was closed. It was a great choice. When we got there Mr. Lincoln had just started talking about Gettysburg We sat in on it and were very impressed with the talk. The impersonator, Fritz,...More

4  Thank Clarence D
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is one of the few old homes that you walk into and everything is just as it was when it was built. The floors are original and even the door knob/lock/key is original.

4  Thank Lois42
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Elijah Iles House at 628 South 7th Street often is overlooked when visitors come to Springfield to explore the more publicized Lincoln historic sites. But Iles, one of the founding fathers of Springfield, had as much to do with Lincoln's rise as anyone else....More

16  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My family and I arrived just in time to see "Mr. Lincoln" walking a small group of visitors from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site to the Elijah Iles House. We caught up to their walking tour on the way to the House. "Mr. Lincoln"...More

8  Thank Therese H
Reviewed 25 November 2013

A friend volunteers giving guided tours of this quaint family home of Elijah Iles and his connection to Abe and Mary "Todd" Lincoln and many influential statesmen that visited this home.

5  Thank Mj B
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I happened on this house at 3:30 on a Saturday, and was I lucky! I was the last tour, so I got a wonderful and informative tour! This house belonged to one of the founders of Springfield, and I believe it may be the oldest...More

4  Thank LovesTravel524
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Randy S
14 April 2016|
Response from Logan M |
The House is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, Noon to 4:00 p.m. from April through October