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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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Interesting and well presented.

Get timed tickets when you first arrive in town. Tour itself takes only 20 minutes or so — but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nathan B
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Chicago, Illinois
History in the walking

National park service has preserved 4 blocks of Lincoln's neighborhood and brought to life his... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy L
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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 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Get timed tickets when you first arrive in town. Tour itself takes only 20 minutes or so — but worth the visit.

Thank Nathan B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

National park service has preserved 4 blocks of Lincoln's neighborhood and brought to life his family, friends and neighbors. Visitors center has a fascinating movie, diarama and gift shop. Park rangers give a lively explanation of the Lincoln house and household.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came late in the afternoon so lots of exhibits were closed already, but even that, nothing special. Kids were bored.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in awe of this gorgeously preserved street of homes. We even saw Abe and Mary! We didn't get a tour of Lincoln's actual home, but that was ok, as there is so much to see and so much history to absorb. Bring a...More

1  Thank clsunshine
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a day trip to Springfield, focusing on visiting here, and had a great time. It's a free visit, minus the $2 per hour parking. We started with a quick stop in the visitor center for the Lincoln Home tour tickets and a Junior...More

1  Thank DuneBug2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way from Chicago to Memphis. Stopping in Springfield was 100% worth the two hours. The weather was perfect. We were able to get in on the next free tour of the house. Vacation time must be over by the first week...More

1  Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from the library, this is a must see. Very knowledgeable staff and if you are a Lincoln buff, you really get the feeling he is still there.

1  Thank Dennis K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved seeing the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. We were able to get tour tickets for the Lincoln Home and only had to wait about 45 minutes for our tour. The other homes around the Lincoln home are very interesting also. We had time...More

1  Thank Gfay62
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Touring the home of Lincoln is very humbling to be in his place where he lived most of his life and built his law business, raised a family and spent happy times. One cannot help but be moved. The park rangers help paint a picture...More

1  Thank Cynthia A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a few hours in Springfield, and chose to visit the Lincoln Home and Presidential Museum. We were not disappointed. Wonderful that we can walk through Lincoln's own house, recreated (as much as possible) as it was when he and Mary lived there...More

2  Thank Kathy V
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arthur r
2 July 2018|
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Response from darylm822 | Reviewed this property |
We had no issue getting tickets. It was late morning & busy but our tickets were for the next hour tour. We watched a video in the theatre & wandered around the gift shop. I doubt you can book online. Just turn up. You will... More
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Chetna G
9 June 2018|
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Response from mcconnellboys | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I have no idea how busy they might be in summer. We were there in fall, on a weekend, and they were not busy at all. You might call ahead and ask the rangers how busy they expect to be on the day you are coming... More
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middie6
20 April 2018|
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Response from Aaron W | Reviewed this property |
2-4 hours depending on how much ready you do. It can be done really fast if you just want to see it but like most Springfield attractions the workers are very knowledgeable and the more you show interest the more they share. More
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