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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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Irina wrote a review 12 Jan
Illinois6,005 contributions8,510 helpful votes
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site is unforgettable. It's not only a two-floor house , where Lincoln and his family lived from 1844 to 1861, but also four blocks with other historic houses, that give the whole area a very authentic look. The historic site offers visitors a lot of info on the street boards, the streets are very well kept, and those two wooden wagons, 'parked' on the S 8th St, recreate the looks of the 1800s ... In 1887, Lincoln House was donated to the State of Illinois by his son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and it was donated on certain conditions: it would be maintained forever, and the public access to the house would be free. And this is how it is today. The area is excellently maintained by the National Park Service, and tours of the house are free. Currently, Lincoln Home is temporarily closed. But you can freely park on the street at the next block and walk along the site, read the history, and take photos. A great tribute to a prominent statesman and the US President, who had done so much for his country. History remembers the greatest Abraham Lincoln.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Courtenay O wrote a review Dec 2020
Palm Harbor, Florida929 contributions77 helpful votes
Three stars only because everything is closed during the pandemic. We walked around, reading the placards outside the homes of on the outside displays. It was a beautiful day for a walk. It was also very educational. Before coming here, we did watch a YouTube video on their FaceBook page. The inside of Lincoln’s house looks marvelous. Sometime in the next few years, we hope to return when everything is open.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jet302971 wrote a review Nov 2020
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The tour guides are wonderful, engaging and informative. The home itself is incredible! The majority of the neighborhood is beautifully restored and walking down the street gives you an idea of what the Lincoln family saw back then.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Cale773 wrote a review Nov 2020
Chicago, Illinois79 contributions21 helpful votes
due to the restrictions most tours were not offered, but we were able to walk around on our own. Bring lunch and coffee and sit out side and enjoy the surroundings.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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723leishac wrote a review Nov 2020
Dunkirk, Indiana175 contributions31 helpful votes
I was expecting just a house on a corner that said Abraham Lincoln lived here. What a great surprise! We thoroughly enjoyed walking this 4 block area with its wooden sidewalks and curbs and attractions placed along the way. It was a beautiful fall day with leaves falling.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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