• 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.

Lincoln Speeches

Abraham Lincoln gave hundreds of speeches in his lifetime. Below are some of his important speeches.

Peoria Speech, October 16, 1854

House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858

Cooper Union Address, February 27, 1860

Farewell to Springfield, February 11, 1861

Address at Independence Hall, February 22, 1861

First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

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Did You Know?

Fido, the Lincoln family pet

Abraham Lincoln and his family owned a pet dog while they lived in Springfield. Fido, a retriever/shepherd mix lived with the Lincoln's until they left for Washington D.C. Fido remained in Springfield with family friends. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois