• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

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  • Lincoln Home Tours During Busy Season

    Please be advised that tours of the Lincoln home fill rapidly during our busy summer season. We suggest that you visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Visitor Center early in the day for your best opportunity to receive a tour of the Lincoln home.

Plan A Field Trip

Lincoln Home tour bus in the 1960s before Eight and Jackson Streets were closed to vehicular traffic
SMTD Photo

Scheduling: All groups of 15 or more people (including teachers/chaperones) are required to schedule a tour of the Lincoln Home, "A Nation Drifts Apart" 5th grade curriculum based program or "Jameson Jenkins: A conductor on the Underground Railroad" 7th and 8th grade curriculum based program through the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB). All tours and programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and by season. You should receive a confirmation from the SCVB with 4-6 weeks of submitting your request. Please visit www.visit-springfieldillinois.com/Tours/Youth/ for more information to schedule a group tour.

Cost of Trip: No fee for school groups scheduled through the SCVB.

Ranger-Led Lincoln Home Tour: Groups will meet a park ranger at the Lincoln Home Visitor Center who will orient them to the park and its activities, and direct them to the ranger who will present their Lincoln Home tour.

Pre-site Information packet Upon request, groups can receive a pre-visit packet that includes tips for visiting the park, historical information for preparing teacher lesson plans, post-visit activities that reinforce lessons learned at the park, and the park's premiere movie, "Abraham Lincoln: A Journey to Greatness."

Did You Know?

Photo of Model of Lincoln's Patent

Abraham Lincoln is the only president to hold a patent. His patent was for a system of chambers designed to refloat boats that had run aground. He received Patent No. 6469 on May 22, 1849. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois