Edwards Place must-see site for anyone who loves old houses, antiques, archaeology, or Abraham Lincoln!Plan to visit Edwards Place Historic Home during your Springfield vacation using our convenient Springfield trip builder site.
This stunning antebellum mansion tells the story of social and cultural life in Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield, Illinois.
Edwards Place was the home of attorney Benjamin Edwards, youngest son of Governor Ninian Edwards and brother-in-law of Mary Lincoln’s sister Elizabeth. In the years before the Civil War prominent citizens such as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were entertained at lavish dinner parties and legislative receptions.
Your guided tour of Edwards Place will take you back in time to experience social and family life in 19th century Springfield. This 4500 square foot mansion features nine rooms restored to their mid-19th century appearance, complete with original and local furnishings. You’ll see historic treasures including a rare piano which belonged to a colorful early Congressman, important portraits of 19th century Springfield residents, and artifacts from Abraham Lincoln’s in-laws, including the “courting couch” on which Lincoln and Mary Todd sat during the early days of their romance.
Edwards Place Historic Home reviews
A wonderful guided tour of the Edwards home. They were best friends of the Lincoln.s. Beautiful furnishings and memorbilia of the times. An art gallery where lessons are given is next door. more »
A one hour tour in the Edwards home was worth the time. The home is recently restored and still a work in progress which made the tour that much more interesting. It is not a tour for children but is.... more »
We just had our wedding ceremony at Edwards Place and they were fantastic to work with. Very flexible with requests and prompt in responses to emails and calls. The venue presents a stunning setting with the rich colors and antiques. Our guests were wowed by it. I highly recommend working with them!
So amazing how much they care about the arts in Springfield!
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