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Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
+1 800-545-7300
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Just a sign

Don’t go out of your way to stop to see words painted on the side of a building. If you are in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynn C
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Where the new US era began

This law office where Lincoln used to work is just opposite the Old State Capitol. You'll recognize... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
B1714D
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Built in 1840, this building is where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices.
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  • Average27%
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Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL
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+1 800-545-7300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t go out of your way to stop to see words painted on the side of a building. If you are in the area it’s cool to walk by and see it on your way to the old capital.

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This law office where Lincoln used to work is just opposite the Old State Capitol. You'll recognize it by a monument in front, his family escorting him out and preparing to address the audience. The office is famous also as a place where Mr. Lincoln...More

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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.

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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

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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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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