Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield

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See Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the house where Abraham Lincoln and his family lived before moving to the White House. You can take a guided tour to learn what their life was like and see treasures like Lincoln's small corner desk. To get a better sense of his life and work, watch the site's film. Stroll down the street to see exhibits such as "If These Walls Could Talk" and "What a Pleasant Home Abe Lincoln Has." With our international travel planner, Springfield attractions like Lincoln Home National Historic Site can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Lincoln Home NHS is located in Springfield, IL and is in a pedestrian only area. There is a parking lot near the historic home. Tours are a great option and you can walk through most of the house....  more
    The Lincoln Home NHS is located in Springfield, IL and is in a pedestrian only area. There is a parking lot near the historic home. Tours are a great option and you can walk through most of the house....  more »
  • This is the only home that Lincoln ever owned. It is a wonderful view into his life. The house is incredibly well preserved and contains may items that actually belonged to the Lincoln family. There....  more
    This is the only home that Lincoln ever owned. It is a wonderful view into his life. The house is incredibly well preserved and contains may items that actually belonged to the Lincoln family. There....  more »
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  • We spent a whole day visiting all the Lincoln sites in Springfield. It was well worth the trip! The Museum and presidential library were great and held my kids attention with a scavenger hunt that had them learning and playing at the same time. I loved The Ghost of the Museum show. It was so meaningful that it brought tears to my eyes. After getting to know Lincoln better we went to his house and got to experience his home and old neighborhood as it was when he lived there. It felt so personal. (There was no charge at all thanks to the generosity of Robert Lincoln who wanted that way when he gave his parents home to the state.). Our final stop was Oak Ridge Cemetery to say goodbye to our most beloved president and honor his sacrifice for us all. I highly recommend this pilgrimage to anyone who loves history.
  • Interesting area right in Springfield. Only two of the historic buildings were open while we were there. Lots of other buildings to walk around and read about as well. The main building has movies and other information about Lincoln. Entry is free. Parking is only a few bucks and on an honor system. We spent an hour or 2 there. Could have spent a lot longer, but it was chilly.

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