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.
The Visitor Center at Lincoln Home National Historic Site is located at 426 South Seventh Street. Parking is available 1/2 block south of this location. For GPS Users: Street access to the Lincoln Home is restricted to pedestrian traffic only. When programming your directions to Lincoln Home National Historic Site, please refer to our Visitor Center address at 426 South Seventh Street.
Accessibility: The Visitor Center and first floor of the Lincoln Home are easily accessible, as are the exhibits "What a Pleasant Home Abe Lincoln Has" and "If These Walls Could Talk." Accessible parking is available in the Site's parking lot. Wheelchairs are available for use within the Site. Touchable plaster casts of Mr. Lincoln's face and hands are available. Personal amplified listening devices are available for loan. The orientation film, "At Home with Mr. Lincoln" is captioned. If you need assistance, please inform the staff at the Visitor Center when you obtain a Lincoln home tour ticket.
Lodging: Lincoln Home National Historic Site has no overnight accommodations, but there are a number of places to stay in downtown Springfield and throughout the city. Information is available through the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Click on "Visitor Information," then "Accommodations." To talk with the Springfield Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau staff, please call 1-800-545-7300 or e-mail
Camping: Lincoln Home National Historic Site has no campground and there aren't any in downtown Springfield, Illinois. However, there a number of campgrounds nearby. Information is available through the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau at their Camping Website.
Permits: 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.
Did You Know?
The Lincoln home was built in 1839 as a one-and-a-half story cottage. The house was later expanded by the Lincoln family to a full two-stories. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois