• 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.


American Robin

American Robin

NPS Photo

The diversity of avain fauna found at Lincoln Home Natural Historic Site is impacted by the fact that the park encompasses a four block area surrounding the home of Abraham Lincoln in downtown Springfield Illinois.

Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) and American Robins (Turdus migratorius) are the most common indigenous species found within the park. Less frequent sitings include Red-Tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), Herring Gulls(Larus argentatus), and Northern Filckers(Colaptes auratus).

Did You Know?


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