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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

426 S 7th St, Springfield, Illinois 62701 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Sun 8:30a-5p
  • Independent

“Abraham Lincoln's home from 1844-1861”

Lincoln Home National Historic Site preserves the Springfield, Illinois home and a historic district where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861, before becoming the 16th President of the United States. The presidential memorial includes the four-blocks surrounding the home and a visitor center. The house, purchased by Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln in 1844, was the only home that Lincoln ever owned. Located at the corner of Eighth and Jackson Streets, the house contains twelve rooms spread over two floors. During the time he lived here, Lincoln was elected to the House of Representatives in 1846, and elected President in 1860.

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Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 486 Reviews
  • 432 Helpful
April 13, 2014

One of 3 big highlights to Springfield. The other two also being Lincoln related. The whole street is like a page out of 1860. If you travel to Springfield then make sure you go here and maybe even have a little picnic. Street parking is free on the weekends which is also a bonus

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tone_Man

  • 3 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
August 26, 2013

Very cool little piece of history. Really fun to walk the same streets you know President Lincoln walked while doing his daily routine and what not.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
tc28

  • 20 Reviews
  • 38 Helpful
August 18, 2013

We read a book on Abe Lincoln with the kids so they knew who is was. We made this stop and the kids really enjoyed the "town". They were able to answer a few questions since we just finished the book on Abe. We were traveling with our dog and everyone was so friendly. Although he was not allowed in the buildings he was welcome to walk around outside. One volunteered went inside and brought out some fresh water for him.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Maikolo

  • 24 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
May 23, 2017
Rated 5.0

The tour is about 25 minutes, but it offers a great deal and is worth every penny. Such a cool tour that gives you a pretty accurate depiction of how Abe and his family lived. To be exact, the house and furnishings are 85% accurate to how it was when Abe and his family lived in the home.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JenniMitchell

  • 21 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
August 31, 2015
Rated 4.0

Nicely preserved historic site. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The kids were excited to get their National Park passports stamped.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dulce.Martinez7

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
November 18, 2014
Rated 3.0

Went about 8 yrs ago. The tour wasn't very long. Nice to see all inside the home and to be taken back in time.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
BojoBob

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 15, 2014
Rated 5.0

didn't care for the Ranger who gave me insights into what she thought Lincoln would have said or done. Would have appreciated more on the home. It was nice to see all the artifacts

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MeredithFliesTownsend

  • 25 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 27, 2018
Rated 5.0

You definitely want to take the tour. Our tour guide Adam was suoer funny, even our 6 year old enjoyed it. Great info!

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Reviewed by
autumnvaughn

  • 9 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 24, 2018
Rated 5.0

One of the best historical sites to stop and see. There was a costumed Abe when I stopped. With a preserved neighborhood, you get a great feel for what it was like in Lincoln’s day. The guides are awesome, and very knowledgeable. Absolutely worth it!

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candace.padgett

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 16, 2018
Rated 5.0

We stopped here for 20 minutes(jam packed road trip) but it was well worth it! It is so interesting to see the little town that essentially still exists thanks to the National (or State?) Parks and volunteers. The streets still have rocks that made up the streets years ago, the sidewalks are made of wooden planks, and the architecture is beautiful! Great for even just a quick, unguided tour!

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

426 S 7th St
Springfield, Illinois
62701 USA

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

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