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Edwards Place Historic Home

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Address: 700 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5232
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+1 217-523-2631

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Wonderful location for the annual Art fair

They have many artists who bring their works for sale every year in Sept. There are also artists who give demonstrations. The home is beautiful too. You can see the sofa where Abe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

They have many artists who bring their works for sale every year in Sept. There are also artists who give demonstrations. The home is beautiful too. You can see the sofa where Abe Lincoln courted Mary Todd.

1 Thank KittyandFelix
Indianapolis, IN
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were in Springfield on a anniversary getaway and almost ran out of time to tour this beautiful home. So glad we did have time because it was one of my favorite things of our trip. The guide we had was so informative and knowledgeable! It was only my husband and I on the tour and we learned so much... More 

Thank Toni E
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A very interesting piece of history tied to Abraham Lincoln through his wife, Mary Todd. Many of the furnishings are original to the house and the Art Foundation is taking great pains to restore it to original specs.

Thank littlepepita
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

There is little historical tie to Lincoln in this house outside of the courting couch. It's restored nicely and fun to walk through but I didn't leave heavily educated.

1 Thank sle503
Plainfield, Illinois
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We added this to our Springfield itinerary when looking for something different and beyond the 'usual' Lincoln historical sites in the area. We were very pleased with this tour. The tour guide was amazing and since we were a small group, we got to spend as much time in each room as we wanted and got all our questions answered.... More 

Thank Mandy E
Springfield, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lovers of history and architecture come to the right place when visiting this living museum. Helpful and knowledgable staff are eager to answer questions and invite discussion of Lincoln era home located in near North end of Springfield, IL.

1 Thank robert b
Henryville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The owners were related to the Lincolns by marriage so it is considered an attraction. The home is still being renovated but it is beautiful. Some archaelogical finds from a recent dig are on display and an art museum is attached. If you like old homes and local history, you should really enjoy this place.

3 Thank hemphill2013
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

My 7 yr old daughter and I visited this house this week from Orlando FL. We both loved it! We had the nicest tour guide and met a very nice staff at the entrance. We even purchased a book about the home and had the author sign it, as she happened to be there that day! The home is full... More 

2 Thank bradsrn
Saint Clair, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Got there a little late but had the opportunity to see the "social visit" with Lincoln himself! Last one of the season! The lady and gentleman who played the period characters were so amazing. Just simply perfect. Just like a regular social call for the Era. And Lincoln looked just like Lincoln, in such a way that I was so... More 

2 Thank Tara R
Polk City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

If you love history, and enjoy visiting old homes, make sure you visit the Edward's Place. Our tour guide Eileen was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Air conditioning had been added to the home during the first floor restoration. It really helped on a very hot day. They really need more visitors and donations to restore the... More 

1 Thank nealcar

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