• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

For Kids

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Become a Junior Ranger!

Being a Junior Ranger is a special privilege and honor. Want to be a Junior Ranger at Lincoln Home?

Take a trip back in time as you explore the historic Lincoln neighborhood, learn about the underground railroad, and write about what it would be like to travel down the Mississippi River on a flatboat. These are just a few of the activities young visitors ages 4 to 12 may complete in our free booklet to become a Junior Ranger.

To learn about other Units in the National Park System that also offer Junior Ranger Programs go here...

To learn about becoming a Web Ranger go here....

While in Springfield you might want to visit the Illinois State Museum, which houses numerous hands-on childrens activties.

Did You Know?

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Lincoln never returned to the family home in Springfield after the death of Abraham Lincoln. She instead lived in Chicago and in Europe until returning to her sister's house in Springfield later in life. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois