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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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Very surprised no admission fee for home tour or movie. Tour of actual home is a must see and movie... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike1456
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Another Springfield Must Do-Start Here

Lincoln credited this city with shaping him into the man he was. This particular tour gives insight... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julie B
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The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this four-block historic neighborhood. Lincoln and his family lived in the two-story house from 1844 until 1861, when their address changed to the White House.
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413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very surprised no admission fee for home tour or movie. Tour of actual home is a must see and movie was worthwhile.

Thank Mike1456
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lincoln credited this city with shaping him into the man he was. This particular tour gives insight into Lincoln as the husband and father before he becomes the President. The volunteers and ranger tour guides are all very knowledgeable and friendly. This is where I...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The house is interesting to see and to imagine what everyday life was like during the Lincoln era. The house and area is wonderfully maintained. Our ranger guide was great, seemed to enjoy his job and his presentation made it not only interesting but fun.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Lincoln Home is well worth a visit. Our tour guide, from the National Park Service, Peter H, was really good and his information made this visit very interesting.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well run NPS site and especially so for us with one of our group in a wheelchair. We were given a personal guide who took us through the buildings and we had access via a wheelchair ramp which was a great help. All the buildings...More

Thank Rosie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this tour of Lincoln's home and the fun little facts the ranger was able to give us. The street has been made to resemble the time Lincoln would have lived here. This is a free tour but we had to pay for parking...More

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough for the care that is taken in maintaining this historic home. It's a step back in history, a setting in the time of Lincoln in the neighborhood in which he lived. Don't miss it.

Thank Rose Marie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the tour! This is a beautifully restored, historical home and well worth the visit. Along with seeing the only home Abraham Lincoln owned, you can walk several blocks of faithfully restored neighboring homes. A wonderful taste of the life of Lincoln.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun spot to stop and learn about Abe Lincoln’s life in Illinois. Parking is available for $2 at the visitor center (which has nice bathrooms, beverage vending machine, gift shop, historical displays, etc...), which is also where you get your free tickets for the guided...More

Thank blsl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house in its own is just a house but combined with the museum it gives you the full picture of Lincoln’s humble origins and lifestyle as a man of the people.

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Bonita R
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Response from J Michael S | Reviewed this property |
It is one block from the Home
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arthur r
2 July 2018|
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Response from darylm822 | Reviewed this property |
We had no issue getting tickets. It was late morning & busy but our tickets were for the next hour tour. We watched a video in the theatre & wandered around the gift shop. I doubt you can book online. Just turn up. You will... More
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Chetna G
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Response from mcconnellboys | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I have no idea how busy they might be in summer. We were there in fall, on a weekend, and they were not busy at all. You might call ahead and ask the rangers how busy they expect to be on the day you are coming... More
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