• 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.

Lincoln Home Tour

See the interior of the Lincoln Home.
Lincoln's home in downtown Springfield has proved irresistible to visitors since it first opened to the public in 1887. Constructed in 1839 and beautifully restored to its 1860 appearance, the 12-room, Greek Revival house was Abraham and Mary Lincoln's home for 17 years.

Today, the Lincoln's home draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Admission to tour the house is free, but tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Each tour is limited to 15. Pick up a ticket inside the Lincoln Home Visitor Center for the 20-25 minute tour inside the house.

The ranger-led tour looks at the Lincoln family in the seventeen years they resided in the house on the corner of Eighth and Jackson Streets. Lincoln's rise as a successful lawyer and politician, along with his 1860 presidential campaign are also explored.

Highlights of the tour include:


Formal Parlor
Sitting Room
Dining Room
Guest Bedroom
Abraham Lincoln's Bedroom
Mary Lincoln's Bedroom
Child's Room
Hired Girl/Help's Room
Kitchen
Backyard
Outbuildings
 

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