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An Interesting Piece of History

A couple blocks south of Lincoln's home is the Elijah Iles home, the oldest existing home in... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Another must see!!

What an awesome piece of history is preserved here!!! Tour guides are very knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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628 S 7th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1637
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Elijah Iles House at 628 South 7th Street often is overlooked when visitors come to Springfield to explore the more publicized Lincoln historic sites. But Iles, one of the founding fathers of Springfield, had as much to do with Lincoln's rise as anyone else....More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

A couple blocks south of Lincoln's home is the Elijah Iles home, the oldest existing home in Springfield. We got there at 11:45 a.m. on a Saturday and had to wait until noon when it opened. The docent did a great job explaining the history...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

What an awesome piece of history is preserved here!!! Tour guides are very knowledgeable about the history of this location and the city!!! Very awesome tour, thank you so much!!!

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

It appears that many people pass this site by...as there were very few visitors. And, passing this by is a mistake. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and provided great details. Many items in the home are original to the home.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The tour is free and takes about 30-40 minutes depending how long you poke around in the basement and how many questions you have. It’s a well preserved house with interesting history. There is a watch/clock museum in the basement which is worth looking at.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting place to visit with lots of Springfield history. The tour lasted about 20 minutes. Our tour guide did an okay job but seemed like she may be new and not real sure how to answer questions. The house is only open...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Well maintained & preserved old house. Lots of history about Springfield. Home of one of Springfield's Founding Fathers, Elijah Iles. Oldest standing home in Springfield. Free admission.

1  Thank Rita S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Yes, it was interesting. Alot of information from the 2 guides. 1 guide upstairs, 1 guide downstairs... But the best part of the tour, was the separate exhibit down in the basement. It wasnt part of the normal house tour. We went down stairs and...More

2  Thank Scott D
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This home is located about two blocks south the the Lincoln home visitor center. It's a little know place that's full of Springfield history. It's not open all year so check before going. I was alone a felt like I was given a VIP tour....More

2  Thank Aerowing
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is one of two houses you can go inside in this areas attraction, Lincoln's being the other, but unlike the Lincoln's house, you can go on your own inside this one, which was one of his immediate neighbours. Worth a visit.

3  Thank D0dge51
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We decided to visit here after we found that another place was closed. It was a great choice. When we got there Mr. Lincoln had just started talking about Gettysburg We sat in on it and were very impressed with the talk. The impersonator, Fritz,...More

4  Thank Clarence D
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Randy S
15 April 2016|
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The House is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, Noon to 4:00 p.m. from April through October