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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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  • the house's beginnings are nothing like what it is now due to the extensive rebuilding/remodeling the Lincoln's did after they bought it. the house has been meticulously restored and cared for by the ...  more »
  • This is a place that takes you back into the history of Lincoln. the tour is very well worth taking, and walking the homestead brings back the feel of the old days. When done walking, go across the st...  more »
  • This was my favorite place we saw in Springfield. The history was so interesting. I love how they restored the entire street Lincoln lived on. The free tour of the Lincoln house should not be missed. ...  more »
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  • This historic house was purchased by Abraham Lincoln and his wife in 1844. This house has 14 rooms and 2 floors. He was soon to be elected president in 1860. Lincoln's son donated his fathers house to the state of Illinois in 1877. The agreement they made was this house will be for tours and will be free to everybody to go here. This ho,e became a National Historic site in 1971. When you get a chance there are other houses in the area as well. I had a great time here and learned a lot of history.
  • I loved walking around Lincoln's home and the surrounding area, and reading all the plaques describing the history of each home. The area is preserved beautifully, and you really feel like you've stepped back in time. A must-see destination.
  • So much authentic furniture and attention to detail. They've tried to make the place look as close to it was when Lincoln lived there. Delightful!
  • When you say Springfield Illinois, most people instantly think of Abraham Lincoln. This is the home he actually lived in, you get this home plus so many more, because they have a little neighborhood set up that you can walk through. It makes it feel like a nice quiet neighborhood. I would suggest taking the guided tour.
  • We toured the home in March. Very beautiful and so interesting. Loved it !