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?
Abraham Lincoln is the only president to hold a patent. His patent was for a system of chambers designed to refloat boats that had run aground. He received Patent No. 6469 on May 22, 1849. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois