• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

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  • Visitor Parking Lot Closed on October 1

    Be advised that the Lincoln Home visitor parking lot will be closed on Wednesday, October 1, for maintenance. There are a number of parking alternatives nearby including, metered street parking and parking garages. Call 217-391-3221 for suggestions.

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?

Photo of President Lincoln with beard

In 1860, eleven-year-old Grace Bedell wrote to Lincoln suggesting he grow a beard to “look a great deal better.” Lincoln met Bedell on his way to Washington, giving her a hearty kiss to thank her for her idea. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois