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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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Wonderful piece of history!

We enjoyed touring this home. A very knowledgeable park ranger led the tour. Make sure you see the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vandalia, Ohio
Must See on Route 66

This is a great historic site especially since an entire block from Lincoln's time has been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Ana, California
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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

We enjoyed touring this home. A very knowledgeable park ranger led the tour. Make sure you see the outhouse. The boardwalk reproduction to the house is awesome. You feel as if you were back in time.

Thank CJTom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great historic site especially since an entire block from Lincoln's time has been restored. Very nice tour of the house by the Park Ranger, and great museum. You need to ask at the museum for your free guided tour ticket and time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to Branson, MO, but had some time to kill so we visited the Lincoln Museum. We had seen it several years ago, but it's so worthwhile.. The hollograms bring the people to life.. murals come alive.

Thank tdammen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a tour by a National Park Ranger who was knowledgeable and entertaining. He had a great sense of humor and was fantastic with the kids on the tour. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Dancer099
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go on a free 30 minute tour of the house Lincoln bought and lived in. Our tour guide was amazing and incredibly fun and knowledgeable. The tour is probably not great for young children since there is a fair amount of standing around...More

Thank Katy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lincoln's home is located on a street full of historic homes. The block has been recreated to look as it did when Lincoln lived there. The home tour brings you back to what life was like way back then. There is a photo with Lincoln...More

Thank Jeno58
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Park Service do their usual excellent job on old Abe with free access (by timed ticket) to his old home courtesy of his son's legacy. Step back to before Lincoln become President as an emerging town lawyer in his, by the time of...More

Thank OnwardTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

A free tour of the home but ticket must be obtained at the Visitor's Center which is one block south. Parking at the Visitor's Center is $2.00/hour but we went early Sunday morning and parked on the street. (No meters in operation on Saturday and...More

Thank torpdo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting the home where Lincoln and his family lived. The detailed tour took about half hour. There is a movie that last about half hour. There is a mini museum inside the main building where the movies are.

Thank jacers1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with two very young kids so we skipped the official tour but walked around. Loved meeting the very authentic Lincoln impersonator. Would love to back and do the tour.

Thank NorkySanDiego_CA_USA
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Bonita R
11 September 2018|
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Response from J Michael S | Reviewed this property |
It is one block from the Home
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2 July 2018|
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Response from Mtgirl63 | Reviewed this property |
I loved Springfield!! We basically just walked up to visitors center and got tickets FREE for the next tour. They do have you pay for parking which I think is about $2. TripAdvisor will not let you post links or web... More
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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