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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
+1 217-492-4241
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Good depiction of the time

Our visit to the Abraham Lincoln home was very much enjoyed. The preservation has been done well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KathleenIndiana
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Indiana
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Very interesting

This was well presented and so interesting to see. Our guide was great and gave lots of facts and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AdventureTraveller61
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LaGrange, Georgia
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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 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our visit to the Abraham Lincoln home was very much enjoyed. The preservation has been done well and the docent answered our questions knowledgeably. I would recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was well presented and so interesting to see. Our guide was great and gave lots of facts and information which gave insight into the life of the Lincoln family.

Thank AdventureTraveller61
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first stop on our tour of the Lincoln sites in Springfield. There is a (paid) parking lot and very nice visitor's center with a movie and a diagram of the area. It is a four block preserved (and partly reconstructed) neighborhood where...More

Thank kgilbert78
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided a weekend trip was in order and chose Springfield, Illinois, the one-time home of our 16th President. If you have any interest in Ol' Abe this place will give you your fill. It was very interesting to see the house where he lived...More

Thank SHamilton7789
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very inspirational great to see what made Lincoln great from his roots here in Springfield, IL. The NPS has done a great job preserving and presenting this site where President Lincoln raised his family and developed his political senses and honed his knowledge.

Thank bmchardy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The home where Lincoln raised his family is quite interesting! A lot of antiques are in the house. Even furniture when Lincoln lived in Sprinfield is, in the house. A must see for all families.

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first came here maybe 40 or 50 years ago. Since that time the NPS has added so much, making you feel the neighborhood Lincoln lived in and what it was like in the 1850's and 60's. The house has been well researched and everything...More

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go back in time with a tour of the Lincoln homestead. The guide was excellent and there was so much to learn. The entire street has been restored and the free tour of the Lincoln house should not be missed. Arrive early to get a...More

Thank C K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restored to look as it did in the 1860s, the home is part of a four block historic district. Free tickets to tour the house are available in the visitor center and tours are led by rangers of the National Park Service. It was in...More

Thank treeface
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the home where the Lincolns lived for 17 years. We got there about 9 am to get our first come first served tickets. The timing worked out great. There were buses that came in before we left. The tour of...More

Thank Bev01469
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Shaun B
26 September 2017|
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Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But I would talk about if before your visit and explain the significance of what the world was like back then..
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cynkuen
17 August 2017|
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Response from mowakey | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. There shouldn't be much of a line forming. Generally, if you get there when they open there should be less people there! Good luck and enjoy your visit :)
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Michael F
22 June 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answers that I read. It should take 2 to 3 hours. Other interesting sites pertaining to Lincoln include his tomb (about 15 minutes away), the Lincoln Presidential Library, and the simple log cabin village... More
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