• 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.


Some activities require a Special Park Use Permit, for which there may be a fee. These include professional filming and videotaping, certain kinds of gatherings, and any other special park uses that might interfere with normal visitor activities.

First Amendment demonstrations of less than 40 persons do not require a permit, however organizers of such gatherings may find it helpful to contact Park Staff to better assist in ensuring a successful event.Please contact the Ranger Activities office for further information on the permit process or for information on Special Park Use fees and exceptions: (217) 391-3256, or make a request in writing to the Superintendent.

Please use the appropriate application form when making a request. There is a $ 25.00 application fee required for most permit applications which you may be asked to provide at the time of application.

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