• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

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    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.

The Battles: Lincoln Responds

| 2nd Manassas |
August 28-30, 1862

| Antietam |
September 16-18, 1862

| Gettysburg |
July 1-3, 1863

| Vicksburg |
Siege: May 18-July 4, 1863

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Did You Know?

Lincoln home model

The Lincoln home was built in 1839 as a one-and-a-half story cottage. The house was later expanded by the Lincoln family to a full two-stories. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois