The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, Springfield

4.7
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The Lincoln Home Visitor Center reviews

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  • The Lincoln Home Visitor Center has reopened as of June 11, 2021 when the state of Illinois reopened. Inside, the rangers will print you a ticket for later in the day. The building opens at 8:30am.....  more »
  • We found the Lincoln Home Visitor Center a great place to park to visit Abraham Lincoln's Springfield home and other historic homes in the area. Unfortunately, they are STILL closed to visitors due...  more »
  • There's buttons to push, movies to watch, and touch-able exhibits (not all exhibits are touch-able). Staff is friendly.  more »
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  • What a neat piece of history to step into! Our kids enjoyed the tour of Lincoln's home and hearing the stories from our Park Ranger (Larry) of what the Lincoln children would have been doing in the house. It really kept their attention and kept them engaged in what could have been a "boring" tour to the younger ones. You can learn a lot about people by stepping into their homes and I'd never guess this man would become President. Pretty amazing!
  • One of my favorite Presidential homes that I’ve visited ! The area it’s in is very scenic and takes you back to older times. The Rangers were excellent and made the experience even greater. It’s wonderful when you get to see the home if someone so important in history. Well worth a road trip to Springfield to see!
  • To walk in President Lincoln's footsteps. A very worthwhile park to visit for several hours of one's day. The tour of the home itself does not take long. The Ranger was helpful and informative. There are streets to walk and two other homes have self guided tours. My pictures cannot do this park better than seeing it for yourself.
  • Fantastic ❤️ Abraham Lincoln, what an inspirational leader. Felt quite emotional. One of his son's died tragically young, and is buried in the cemetery opposite. The family remained in that house as he would not leave his departed son! An honour to visit his beautiful home, which is maintained so well.
  • Excellent attraction, and it is FREE to see, so you can't beat the price. Loved the film about Lincoln's life. Tour was informative and really cool to see the house.

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