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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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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 via mobile

The tour was 20 minutes, a good amount of time for small kids. The tour guide was very informative. Loved the leaves covering the streets. It was $2 to park and the tour was free.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Denise K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house and its history are fantastic. The fact that so many of the original houses on the street have been preserved added a great deal to being there, giving a sense of what it was like in 1860. But the overall success of a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IIbeach1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The four block area is beautifully restored, with multiple historic homes. The tour of the Lincoln home was only 20 minutes, but quite interesting , with personal stories of the Lincoln family. I visited Nov 3 and was surprised by the spectacular fall foliage, at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used the visitor center as our gps destination, without it things could be confusing because of the downtown location with many one way roads. We stopped by during a vacation on a Saturday morning. We were relieved that there was ample parking and very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lisanitram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE were here on a cold rainy November day. There is some walking involved to get to the home. Your visit starts at the Visitors center parking area. It is very handy and well worth the $2 fee. You pay inside the visitor center (at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wetravelalot007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed touring this home. A very knowledgeable park ranger led the tour. Make sure you see the outhouse. The boardwalk reproduction to the house is awesome. You feel as if you were back in time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CJTom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great historic site especially since an entire block from Lincoln's time has been restored. Very nice tour of the house by the Park Ranger, and great museum. You need to ask at the museum for your free guided tour ticket and time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way to Branson, MO, but had some time to kill so we visited the Lincoln Museum. We had seen it several years ago, but it's so worthwhile.. The hollograms bring the people to life.. murals come alive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tdammen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a tour by a National Park Ranger who was knowledgeable and entertaining. He had a great sense of humor and was fantastic with the kids on the tour. Definitely worth a stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dancer099
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can go on a free 30 minute tour of the house Lincoln bought and lived in. Our tour guide was amazing and incredibly fun and knowledgeable. The tour is probably not great for young children since there is a fair amount of standing around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Bonita R
12 September 2018|
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Response from J Michael S | Reviewed this property |
It is one block from the Home
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2 July 2018|
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Response from Mtgirl63 | Reviewed this property |
I loved Springfield!! We basically just walked up to visitors center and got tickets FREE for the next tour. They do have you pay for parking which I think is about $2. TripAdvisor will not let you post links or web... More
Chetna G
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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