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Edwards Place Historic Home

700 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5232
+1 217-523-2631
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A work in progress

The mansion is and has been, an ongoing project. Our visit today was limited to the first floor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
silvertongue10147
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Effort, Pennsylvania
Beautifully restored home, guided tours

We had a very good guide for this one hour tour. The home has been beautifully restored and the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
MarthaIllinois
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Peoria, IL
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700 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5232
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mansion is and has been, an ongoing project. Our visit today was limited to the first floor, since they are installing carpet in the upstairs. The wood mouldings, carpeting and wallpapers are really a sight to behold. An open format, allows the visitor to...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We had a very good guide for this one hour tour. The home has been beautifully restored and the upstairs will be added to the tours during April or May 2018. Very interesting. Our tour tickets were $5 each.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Wonderful art festival!! Lots of vendors and tour of the Edwards home. Great music and entertainment!

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of the Edwards Place Historic Home. We learned some interesting things about local history on our small group tour and would recommend this to others who like visiting historic homes.

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We had a lovely afternoon tour. It was just me and my boyfriend for this tour (no one else showed up). The house was quite amazing and out guide told the story of the parties that took place in that house. I learned quite a...More

Thank Erin N
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

You can see the couch where Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd courted (Mary's sister and brother-in-law lived in the house). The house is being carefully and thoughtfully restored, with many of the original furnishings or appropriate items from the same historical period. The guided tour...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very informative tour with a knowledgeable guide. The rich history inside this home is intriguing. We actually enjoyed the upper level most which has not been restored yet but the whole home was a pleasure to visit.

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This home is very special in history and in Lincolns family. There is a lot of historical information given by the guides in period costumes. We really enjoyed looking around the home which is still raising funds for more work to be done to keep...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Edwards House is a beautiful home, built in 1833, and historically is tied to Abraham Lincoln - the tour will tell you how. We enjoyed an excellent tour from a very well versed historian, Erica. On Wednesdays at 2 pm through August Abe Lincoln...More

Thank Chas L
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

You'll hear about the "connection" they have to Lincoln. It is quite a stretch, but that doesn't matter because the house is worth going to see. The bottom floor has been re-done to match what it looked like in Lincoln's days. It's fun to learn...More

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Response from rondomeracki | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the hours but the tour is roughly 1 hour. Except with our guide she ran over by 30 minutes or so because she couldn't stop talking and not taking questions.
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