Lincoln Home Tour
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:
Abraham Lincoln's Bedroom
Mary Lincoln's Bedroom
Hired Girl/Help's Room
Did You Know?
Lincoln insisted on having the 1864 election in the midst of war. "You can not have free government without elections...if the rebellion could force us to forgo a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois