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Edwards Place Historic Home

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Address: 700 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5232
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A hidden must see gem

This is a must see attraction. This home has been beautifully restored in most areas of the home. They have most of the original furniture, including a chair that Lincoln and Mary... read more

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Tara P
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Colleyville, Texas
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Colleyville, Texas
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223 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see attraction. This home has been beautifully restored in most areas of the home. They have most of the original furniture, including a chair that Lincoln and Mary sat in when they were dating. You can take as many photos as you wish in this lovely home. They have several places throughout the house where you... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Edwards Place and found it very interesting. It has been restored with care and the tour guide was very enthusiastic and keen to share her knowledge of the house. We were shown round at the same time as a school group who were very well behaved and asked some good questions.

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Thank wendybassett53
Perryville
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our RV club toured Edwards Place while in the area. The tour guide did an excellent job showing us the home and explaining the life of its occupants back when it was built. Well worth the time and minimal fee.

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Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I've visited Edwards place several times over the years and have always enjoyed the house, the artifacts, the story, and the tours. A couple years ago, the first floor underwent a major restoration and it is so much better--more accurate depiction of a mid-19th-century Springfield home and a more focused telling of the Edwards family's story. I can't wait until... More 

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1 Thank Andrew R
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I have actually visited Edwards place twice and each time has been wonderful! The tour guides are very knowledgeable, fun, engaging, and obviously love this beautiful historic house. The restoration projects are fascinating! Seeing how they reproduce and match antique textiles and wallpaper is really interesting. There is an amazing upright piano of a design I have never seen, and... More 

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Thank Horatioturtle
Byron, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We stopped in Edwards Place on our trip to Springfield and loved it! It's a beautiful home with a nice Lincoln connection between the Edwards family and Mary Todd. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and many of the furnishings are from the Edwards family, including the Lincoln "courting couch" and the newly restored family piano.

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Thank Popcorn84
Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The house could have been interesting but the tour guide was horrible. She didn't pause for a minute to ask questions nor did she even talk about many interesting items that were in the house. I would pass on this place and see other locations while in Springfield. The guide was actually rude and spoke down to our group on... More 

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1 Thank rondomeracki
Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

They have many artists who bring their works for sale every year in Sept. There are also artists who give demonstrations. The home is beautiful too. You can see the sofa where Abe Lincoln courted Mary Todd.

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1 Thank KittyandFelix
Indianapolis, IN
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were in Springfield on a anniversary getaway and almost ran out of time to tour this beautiful home. So glad we did have time because it was one of my favorite things of our trip. The guide we had was so informative and knowledgeable! It was only my husband and I on the tour and we learned so much... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

A very interesting piece of history tied to Abraham Lincoln through his wife, Mary Todd. Many of the furnishings are original to the house and the Art Foundation is taking great pains to restore it to original specs.

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