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Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
+1 800-545-7300
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Looks great from the outside

As others have said in their reviews, the building is closed for renovation. It is downtown... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Bev01469
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Townsend, Massachusetts
Being renovated, so closed when I was there

I could look in the windows and see some of the displays. I'm sure it would have been interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
treeface
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

As others have said in their reviews, the building is closed for renovation. It is downtown, within walking distance of the museum, the Old State Capitol, Union Station, etc. It is a photo op for any Lincoln fan.

Thank Bev01469
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I could look in the windows and see some of the displays. I'm sure it would have been interesting to tour. It was nice to see where Lincoln practiced law, even if I couldn't get in the building. Across the street from the Old State...More

Thank treeface
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This site is currently being renovated, as of October 2017, but it is still nice to see the building where Abraham Lincoln worked as a lawyer. You can drive by it and see the building and beautiful bronze statue of Lincoln and his family, or...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Very short walking distance from the Old State Capitol so you don't have to move your car. Small but just as it was in Lincoln's day. Caretaker that was working the day we went was full of knowledge and interesting facts about Lincoln and Herndon....More

1  Thank 522mama
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I went to the Office in September, and it was undergoing renovation and was closed. It is, however, very historic, so it is worth a look if you are in Springfield.

Thank Andi55_13
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I can't comment on the inside of the building it was being renovated but the outer shell of the building remains and it's in great shape and must have gone through restoration also at some point. Outside is a statue with the Lincoln family...More

Thank 676ginak
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We could not go inside but got to read the informational plaques and get pictures. It is right across the street from the Old State Capitol. A definite must if you are a Lincoln buff.

1  Thank maldenmusic
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The law office has been closed for awhile, but it is still worth going to visit. It is near the old state capitol and Lincoln square.

1  Thank h_blond2
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We visited this site years ago and found it fascinating--including the old post office. The site has been closed for restoration and we were told it was open. This was not the case and out grandchildren had to go away with the ideas they had...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We stopped by to see the office an all that was there was a very small room with a desk. We have been there, mark it off of our bucket list.

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Guy P
11 August 2017|
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Response from maldenmusic | Reviewed this property |
I think they open at 8 am. You can get on the National Park Service webpage and probably find out more info.
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