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Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield

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See Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the house where Abraham Lincoln and his family lived before moving to the White House. You can take a guided tour to learn what their life was like and see treasures like Lincoln's small corner desk. To get a better sense of his life and work, watch the site's film. Stroll down the street to see exhibits such as "If These Walls Could Talk" and "What a Pleasant Home Abe Lincoln Has." For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Springfield holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • First, it is in a very safe, well maintained cordoned off area in downtown Springfield, Illinois. The adjacent streets are blocked off to vehicular traffic. Also, there is parking at the site but even...  more »
  • Lincoln's home and four surrounding blocks have been preserved as a historic landmark. They are attempting to recreate neighbors' homes just as they would have been at the time the Lincolns lived ther...  more »
  • First of all I would like to say this is a free tour operated by the park service. It was an interesting tour about Lincoln 's life as a family man leading up to the presidency. It still has a lot of ...  more »
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  • Absolutely wonderful! Don't forget to reserve your free tickets online so you don't have to wait once you get there. You can just show up 10 before your tour time. Take time to see the 20 minute video in the larger theater about Lincoln's life in Springfield.
  • Must see when in Springfield. I enjoyed the free tour and all the history when going through the tour of the house. It was well organized and amazing to hear about stories of the house and see almost all the original items used by Lincoln at the time.
  • History at its best. The junior ranger program could have done more to incorporate the actual Lincoln Home but overall I suggest everyone visiting this amazing piece of history.
  • Step back in time by visiting the Lincoln Home Site. I love to stroll down the gravel path on my lunch break and enjoy the beautiful historic street. The National Park Service is doing a wonderful job restoring this area and the Lincoln Home is definitely worth a visit. The home has some authentic Lincoln furniture as well as some reproductions. It's fascinating to see how the Lincoln's lived while in Springfield. I've taken multiple tours through the house and always seem to learn something new from one of the knowledgable guides. My children and I have also enjoyed the trick-or-treat event that is hosted here. What fun to get to trick-or-treat at Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln's house! When we went several years ago, they were there and in character! What a real treat!
  • Very well done! They have the whole neighborhood restored like you are stepping back inn time.