• 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.

Fees & Reservations

Entrance Fee: Lincoln Home National Historic Site has no entrance fee. A free tour ticket is needed to enter the Lincoln Home.

Free Tour Ticket:
The only entry to the Lincoln Home is by a ranger guided tour. Obtain a free tour ticket at the Visitor Center Information Desk. Due to heavy visitation during the Lincoln Bicentennial year, visitors are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to receive tickets to tour the home. The last tour begins at 4:30. On busy days, tickets may run out prior to 4:30.

School groups, charter tours, or other groups of 15 or more must reserve Lincoln Home tours in advance by contacting the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau as soon as possible. School groups planning to visit in April, May or October should schedule approximately 6 months in advance.

Parking Fee: Parking is available in the visitor parking lot on a daily basis. The charge, payable at the Visitor Center information desk, is $2.00 per hour.

While there is no entrance fee, we do encourage all visitors to support the park through donations, which can be made in the Visitor Center and in the backyard of the Lincoln Home after your tour.


Did You Know?

Fido, the Lincoln family pet

Abraham Lincoln and his family owned a pet dog while they lived in Springfield. Fido, a retriever/shepherd mix lived with the Lincoln's until they left for Washington D.C. Fido remained in Springfield with family friends. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois