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See Lincoln's actual desk that had to be cut to allow room for his long legs.

Not your typical small town museum. Actual courthouse Lincoln tried cases while on the traveling... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
janet s
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Rochester, Michigan
Duck Your Head Mr. President

If you are a President Lincoln Historian or want to hone your skills on local history, this place... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Jill D
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15 May 2018
“See Lincoln's actual desk that had to be cut to allow room for his long legs.”
30 Apr 2018
“Duck Your Head Mr. President”
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113 E Partridge St, Metamora, IL 61548-7021
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

There's a lot to be said for visiting the "big name" attractions, but if you miss the out-of-the-way your experience is lacking. Well, that's my view! The Metamora Courthouse is a chance to chat with people who are passionate about Lincoln history. At the courthouse...More

Thank Kathy V
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Not your typical small town museum. Actual courthouse Lincoln tried cases while on the traveling circuit. See Lincoln's desk that had to be modified to make room for his long legs. Curator gives a nice, short tour. Looking for Lincoln sites? Include this one on...More

Thank janet s
Reviewed 1 May 2018

If you are a President Lincoln Historian or want to hone your skills on local history, this place is so cool to visit and just take in the history.

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The courthouse and the square has great information and some antidotes on Lincoln when he was a circuit court judge

Thank Clara K
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Thank you to everyone that allowed this important piece of history to be preserved and live on for the generations to follow

Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of two surviving court houses that Abe Lincoln practiced in before he became president, it is well worth a visit to see all the historic items on display

Thank Buicklover
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

See where Melissa Goings escaped from courthouse to Kentucky after Lincoln kindly advised where to find "better water". Lower floor museum explores & describes other interesting law cases along with info on court system. The best is the courtroom upstairs where I was allowed to...More

Thank Mariagordotanomas
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Many Lincoln artifacts and items of that era. The upstairs of the courthouse completely restored and provides an authentic atmosphere of when Lincoln practiced law.

1  Thank marya428
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to relive Lincoln and his trip to the court house. They are open Friday nights during summer next to band concerts at the gazebo. Fun event for families!

1  Thank nurse4death
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I have been going there since I was a little girl. It isn't open enough now for others to experience it. But it should be.

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Typically the weekend hours are more conducive. I don't recall what the weekday hours are, if any. However, it is worth the visit. There is a farmers market in Metamora during the weekend and the Courthouse is open during... More
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