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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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1860 all over again

Springfield, Illinois has excellently preserved the home and neighbourhood of Pres. Abraham Lincoln... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter K
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Lincoln family home is a peek into what it was like to live in Springfield. The admission to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manhattan, Kansas
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The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this four-block historic neighborhood. Lincoln and his family lived in the two-story house from 1844 until 1861, when their address changed to the White House.
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413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Springfield, Illinois has excellently preserved the home and neighbourhood of Pres. Abraham Lincoln and his family. NPS offers tours. Visitor Centre presents great film of Abe’s life in the city. Area and Lincoln Home are open for Visits, free of charge. Lincoln’s Son Robert sold...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lincoln family home is a peek into what it was like to live in Springfield. The admission to the house is free but you do need to get a ticket at the visitor center. Take a walk around the area around the house. There are...More

Thank hoef972
Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't schedule ahead. Luckily there were still time slots available for the day we were there. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Our home is 155 years old, so it was particularly interesting to compare the similarities and differences. Learned about architecture, Lincoln...More

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to the Abraham Lincoln home was very much enjoyed. The preservation has been done well and the docent answered our questions knowledgeably. I would recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was well presented and so interesting to see. Our guide was great and gave lots of facts and information which gave insight into the life of the Lincoln family.

Thank AdventureTraveller61
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop on our tour of the Lincoln sites in Springfield. There is a (paid) parking lot and very nice visitor's center with a movie and a diagram of the area. It is a four block preserved (and partly reconstructed) neighborhood where...More

Thank kgilbert78
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided a weekend trip was in order and chose Springfield, Illinois, the one-time home of our 16th President. If you have any interest in Ol' Abe this place will give you your fill. It was very interesting to see the house where he lived...More

Thank SHamilton7789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very inspirational great to see what made Lincoln great from his roots here in Springfield, IL. The NPS has done a great job preserving and presenting this site where President Lincoln raised his family and developed his political senses and honed his knowledge.

Thank bmchardy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The home where Lincoln raised his family is quite interesting! A lot of antiques are in the house. Even furniture when Lincoln lived in Sprinfield is, in the house. A must see for all families.

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came here maybe 40 or 50 years ago. Since that time the NPS has added so much, making you feel the neighborhood Lincoln lived in and what it was like in the 1850's and 60's. The house has been well researched and everything...More

Thank Ruth L
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Shaun B
26 September 2017|
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Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But I would talk about if before your visit and explain the significance of what the world was like back then..
17 August 2017|
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Response from mowakey | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. There shouldn't be much of a line forming. Generally, if you get there when they open there should be less people there! Good luck and enjoy your visit :)
Michael F
22 June 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answers that I read. It should take 2 to 3 hours. Other interesting sites pertaining to Lincoln include his tomb (about 15 minutes away), the Lincoln Presidential Library, and the simple log cabin village... More