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Address: 413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701
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The only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned is the centerpiece of this...

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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Tickets are free. Arrive ahead of time and catch the video. Paid carparking across the road. Our tour ranger was great (sorry forgot his name)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tickets are free. Arrive ahead of time and catch the video. Paid carparking across the road. Our tour ranger was great (sorry forgot his name)

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the fence about this because it was cold and was starting to snow. But we're glad we did. Our group consisted of my family of 3 and two other adult males. Our tour guide was very informative and answered all questions. He even made it fun for my daughter (6 yrs). The little 'town' they have set... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a cross-country RV trip and one of my stops was the Lincoln Home in Springfield, Illinois. The house has about 60% original furnishings but one is awed by the fact that Lincoln once lived there. The ranger guide was quite knowledgeable about the house and kept the tour interesting. I highly recommend it!

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and attentive. He really brought the home and furnishings to life with the anecdotal stories he told. You could sense his love of the Lincoln family and his respect of all they became. After touring their home, and hearing the stories, I almost feel as though I was invited in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, it's free. Second of all, the National Park Ranger was very funny, very knowledgable and a very good tour guide! Keep in mind there's obviously no elevator so a few flights of stairs to climb. The stories were great and definitely gave us a feel for Lincoln, the town and the times. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lincoln's home is the only home that President Abraham Lincoln was to ever own. Walk in the neighborhood where Lincoln, his wife and children lived. There is a short movie in the visitor center that is worth seeing and it is free of charge, as is the home tour. There are several other homes in the neighborhood that can be... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Lincoln Home twice and both times I was very impressed with the National Park Rangers tours! The house is well preserved and you really get a feel for how the Lincoln's lived.

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the 6 and 8 year old daughters down to Springfield for a day at the IL State Museum and a few other fun pit stops - including the Lincoln Historical Home and its surrounding area. What a gem!!! First, this is free. That is a result of the Lincoln family request when the home was turned over to others.... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the tour and was not disappointed. The tour guide took us through Lincoln's house telling us stories and showing us actual items that were part of Lincoln's property.

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Wauconda, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are about 20 or so actual items that Lincoln himself sat in, used, leaned against, and wrote with. That is incredible! And Mary's presence is well felt, too. They were successful people who had their share of struggles. These elements are prevalent in this well preserved, beautiful home. And, per Lincoln's request, it's free to the public!!

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