Springfield Art Association/Edwards Place Historic Home, Springfield

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Springfield Art Association/Edwards Place Historic Home is located in Springfield. A visit to Springfield Art Association/Edwards Place Historic Home represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Springfield travel website to plot your vacation.
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  • We had a lovely afternoon tour. It was just me and my boyfriend for this tour (no one else showed up). The house was quite amazing and out guide told the story of the parties that took place in that h...  more »
  • You can see the couch where Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd courted (Mary's sister and brother-in-law lived in the house). The house is being carefully and thoughtfully restored, with many of the origin...  more »
  • We enjoyed a very informative tour with a knowledgeable guide. The rich history inside this home is intriguing. We actually enjoyed the upper level most which has not been restored yet but the whole h...  more »
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  • The Springfield Art Association is a gem of Springfield and the pride of Enos Park Neighborhood. As a resident and community developer, I am eager to share the friendly and collaborative nature of all of their staff. It is a pleasure to work with them on community programming, attend classes and volunteer. My children have participated in art camp, both in teaching and attending. I strongly encourage those of all ages to join the fun and create some space in your life for art.
  • Informational tour guides provide you with the history of the Edwards family of Springfield. A good way to kick off your Lincoln tours if your curious about the era in which Lincoln was surrounded by.
  • Really, really awesome! So much going on and tons of ways to get involved! Love it!
  • This place is a fun combination of local artists, and local history. One side was the Springfield Art Association, and they had a gallery setup with pictures and sculptures from local artists. Walk through the next door and you are in the historic Edwards family home. They actually have the courting couch that Mary and Abe sat on together. There are certain pieces that have been completely restored, others from the time period, some the actually belong to members of the Edwards family, and then you have the fun game of the wallpaper. Pieces of the original that are still there, right next to the accurately recreated brand new wallpaper. It's fun and shows just how much time they have taken to restore this home.
  • Learned more about Lincoln.

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In Springfield, you have two primary options: downtown and the commercial district in the southeast part of town near the highway. Downtown offers a handful of charming inns and bed and breakfasts, plus a few locally owned hotels in a neighborhood of historical buildings that contains numerous Lincoln-related sites. The national chain hotels to the southeast near the highway cater to travelers; they offer clean and comfortable rooms at competitive prices.
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