• 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.

Mushrooms and Other Fungi

Nature and Science

White Fiber Head

Mushrooms such as the Firm Russula (Russula compacta) and White Fiber Head (Inocybe geophylla) are two examples of mushrooms found at Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Constant foot traffic and maintenance activities on the site often disturb the life cycle of these and other species in the park.

Did You Know?

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Lincoln never returned to the family home in Springfield after the death of Abraham Lincoln. She instead lived in Chicago and in Europe until returning to her sister's house in Springfield later in life. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois