• 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.

Morse House

The two-story frame Morse House was built around 1855. It was the home of Mr. James Morse and family from 1855-1880. The house was modified several times.

Today, the house is on the grounds of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and portrays an example of mid-19th Century residential construction in Springfield. The house is currently be restored to its 1860s appearance, including restoring a large front porch and other period elements lost through the years.

 
Morse House prior to restoration
Morse House prior to restoration
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Morse House after restoration
Morse House after restoration
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Thanksgiving

On October 3, 1863 Abraham Lincoln invited his fellow Americans "to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November.... as a day of Thanksgiving....." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois