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Dana-Thomas House
#1 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Amazing, incredible, fantastic, stunning, beautiful...all words that describe this site......Anyone interested in design and decorating will enjoy a tour of the Dana-Thomas house.
Although our primary purpose in visiting Springfield was to view Lincoln sites, and his library and museum, we thoroughly enjoyed the Dana Thomas history lesson and recommend it to visitors as a wonderful piece of...
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
#2 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site offers an excellent guided or self guided tour into life in the 1800's and the family of the 16th president.
The Lincoln Home (along with two blocks of other preserved pre-Civil War homes) is well worth a few hours of your time, especially since it is one of the very few National Park sites in Illinois.
1 Way to experience it
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials
#3 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
The Lincoln Family chose this site to be the Tomb and it was a beautiful area, Impressive Monument and as there were many people of different parts of the world visiting, was happy to see Lincoln's impact on the W...
From it you walk through a side hallway that circles around to let you view the tombs of Lincoln's wife Mary, 3 of their 4 sons (Tad is buried in Arlington, Virginia), & Lincoln's own tomb.
Old State Capitol State Historic Site
#4 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Interesting Site With Wonderful Knowledgeable Staff!
Wonderfully Preserved Historical Site - MUST SEE!
Illinois State Capitol
#5 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Free tour gives great views of the House, Senate and Executive Wing of the Capitol building as well as photo ops of the rotunda.
This is a landmark class building with dramatic spaces and well maintained artistic decorative touches.
Edwards Place Historic Home
#6 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
We added this to our Springfield itinerary when looking for something different and beyond the 'usual' Lincoln historical sites in the area.
A Historic Landmark
Camp Butler National Cemetery
#7 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Impressive sights - soldiers from many eras.
If you're taking a trip to Springfield to view and experience its rich history - Camp Butler should be on your list.
Lincoln Memorial Garden
#8 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Nice place to go walk around in nature with great views of Lake Springfield.The trails are easy to do and follow.
Our kids are ages 1, 2, & 5, and we were able to see some really great lake views and scenery while allowing the older two to walk on their own.
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site
#9 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
You can drive by it and see the building and beautiful bronze statue of Lincoln and his family, or park outside the Old State Capitol and visit both sites at the same time.
Fun landmark!
Rees Memorial Carillon
#10 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
As an added bonus the views are spectacular and include the surrounding Washington Park and gardens .
And the views of Springfield from the outside balconies up there are very nice.
Illinois Governor's Mansion
#11 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Nice quick view of the mansion
Great Western Depot
#12 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Our second-favorite of the Lincoln sites after the Lincoln Home (but the Museum was the most informative).
Amazing Historical Site
Elijah Iles House
#13 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
A must see historic site
He does this at many of the Lincoln sites during the week.
First Presbyterian Church
#14 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
At the time of our visit to Springfield we toured many Lincoln sites.
Illinois Korean War Memorial
#15 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
#16 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Vachel Lindsay Home
#17 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Pasfield House
#18 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Lauterbach Giant
#19 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Calvary Church
#20 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Grace Lutheran Church
#21 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Illinois State Fairgrounds
#22 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
Tinsley Building
#23 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield
The Lincoln Bank Ledger
#24 of 24 Sights & Landmarks in Springfield