• 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.

Press Kit

Lincoln Home National Historic Site was authorized by President Richard Nixon on August 18, 1971 and formally established on October 9, 1972, to preserve and protect the only home ever owned by President Abraham Lincoln. Currently, it is the only National Park Service property in Illinois. In total, the buildings included in the park make up four-and-a-half square blocks on 12 acres.

This press kit is designed to assist journalists and others with general park information, statistics and other background materials about Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

A selection of high-resolution digital images are available for public use courtesy of Lincoln Home NHS.

The following PDF files contain some of the information most frequently requested.

Lincoln Chronology
Lincoln Home Chronology
Lincoln's Legacy
Lincoln Facts
Park Visitation & other stats

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