• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

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    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.

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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Carpenter's Portrain entitled:

Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, five days after the battle of Antietam. He visited the battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland on October 1-4, 1862. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois