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." With our international travel planner, Springfield attractions like Lincoln Home National Historic Site can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • How wonderful to see a historic home where 2-3 blocks are maintained exactly like it was in the 1800's right down to the wooden plank sidewalks. The streets are gravel and an old original cart is... 
    How wonderful to see a historic home where 2-3 blocks are maintained exactly like it was in the 1800's right down to the wooden plank sidewalks. The streets are gravel and an old original cart is...  more »
  • It was from this home that Lincoln left to arrive in Washington, D.C. The house is furnished as i was in his day. The kitchen area was very interesting in the type of resources that were available....  more
    It was from this home that Lincoln left to arrive in Washington, D.C. The house is furnished as i was in his day. The kitchen area was very interesting in the type of resources that were available....  more »
  • You need to be there at certain times to go on a tour. We were only able to see the outside of the building and walk in the back yard due to their schedule not working with our driving schedule. So....  more
    You need to be there at certain times to go on a tour. We were only able to see the outside of the building and walk in the back yard due to their schedule not working with our driving schedule. So....  more »
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  • We stopped in here on our national park tour that we do. It was amazing it was very well done. The home is well restored and exactly like it was when Lincoln lived there. The staff at the visitor center was friendly and helpful and helped answer all of our questions. The movie is nice to see and well worth the time
  • The house was very interesting. The tour guide was good. He should definitely go through it at least one time in your life. Just to say you did it. There's so much in this town to look at it definitely will take a couple trips especially if you're doing a weekend adventure. If you're wondering this is a free tour. You do have to ask for tickets and the visiting center.
  • What a cool experience! I very much enjoyed visiting here. The old neighborhood is wonderful as well as the visitor information center with s very nice gift shop, movie theater, bathroom & lots of education. Staff was very friendly & helpful. Theres a guest book you can sign. Parking is $2. Tours are free.
  • So exciting to see this homestead! Set in a beautiful area where surrounding houses are also being preserved. Lots of interesting information to take in! We didn’t tour inside of home, due to our schedule, but I’m sure it was beautiful! Would recommend to anyone thinking of visiting!
  • It's a great place to visit for all ages. I visited this place during the spring break 2022 with my 5 year old toddler son. If you are going there for the first time, here is the few information: 1. Tour to Lincoln's home is free, but it is guided one. It leaves every 30 min, so try to put your name down as soon as you get to the museum 2. The parking is free and that is in front of the visitor center. No worries - there is enough parking spot. 3. If you are with kid, let your kid participate in the Junior ranger program... it takes only 15-20, but the fun part is they get certificate signed by the ranger and also a Junior ranger badge. This one is free as well. 4. Take a walk outside the Lincoln's home on the brick-road. You will feel you have gone 200 years back in time-machine.

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