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Address: 628 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
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+1 217-492-5929

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Great History

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... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
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Morris, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 the older gentleman seemed surprised we came downstairs... His name is Farrel Gay, and he... More 

1 Thank Scott D
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415 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
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. Lots of original pieces in the house. There's two floors to visit. In the bottom... More 

1 Thank Aerowing
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
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
Louisville, Kentucky
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214 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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, was fantastic. He resembled Lincoln more than any we have seen. Right down to the... More 

3 Thank Clarence D
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is one of the few old homes that you walk into and everything is just as it was when it was built. The floors are original and even the door knob/lock/key is original.

4 Thank Lois42
Chicago, Illinois
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2,841 reviews
1,128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,866 helpful votes
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. Iles, an American businessman, pioneer and politician, settled in Springfield in 1821, opened the first... More 

14 Thank Taylor B
Memphis, Tennessee
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236 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My family and I arrived just in time to see "Mr. Lincoln" walking a small group of visitors from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site to the Elijah Iles House. We caught up to their walking tour on the way to the House. "Mr. Lincoln" was a delight as he talked to us about the town and our destination: The... More 

7 Thank Therese H
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

A friend volunteers giving guided tours of this quaint family home of Elijah Iles and his connection to Abe and Mary "Todd" Lincoln and many influential statesmen that visited this home.

5 Thank Mj B
Rockford, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I happened on this house at 3:30 on a Saturday, and was I lucky! I was the last tour, so I got a wonderful and informative tour! This house belonged to one of the founders of Springfield, and I believe it may be the oldest house in Springfield. The house has been moved twice and the stories of those moves... More 

4 Thank LovesTravel524
Terre Haute
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

There was a strawberry fest in the back yard during our walk to this house. And the son of one of the former owners of the house was on our tour - making it really special. The house was literally moved across town - that must have been something. The house has such ornate features and is something to see.... More 

4 Thank Diana N

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