• 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.

Nearby Attractions

Old State Capitol
The Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol served as the seat of state government and a center of Illinois political life from 1839 to 1876. During the dramatic years leading to the Civil War, the building had an important role in the political struggle between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln delivered the famous 1858 "House Divided," and used the governor’s rooms as a headquarters during the 1860 presidential campaign. More...
 
New Salem State Historic Site
New Salem State Historic Site

Visit Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site. Located 20 miles Northwest of Springfield, New Salem stands as a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood. At New Salem, Lincoln clerked in a store, split rails, served as postmaster, and enlisted in the Black Hawk War. More...
 
Abraham Presidential Library and Museum
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum & Library

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum & Library, dedicated in 2005, is only a few blocks from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. The site offers a wide range of exhibits covering the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, including replicas of his boyhood cabin and the Lincoln White House. More...
 
Illinois State Capitol
Illinois State Capitol

The first legislative session was held in the "new" state capitol in 1877. The growth of the state had increased the need for more file, storage, and office space than the "old" one allowed. Today it is the center of state government and houses the offices of the Governor, Lt. Governor, as well as the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers. Visitors can watch Illinois politics in action from the balcony-level seating when the legislature is in session. More...
 
Lincoln Tomb
Lincoln Tomb

Dedicated in 1874, the Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four sons, Edward, William, and Thomas. The eldest son, Robert T. Lincoln, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Also on the site is the public receiving vault, constructed ca. 1860, the scene of funeral services for Abraham Lincoln on May 4, 1865. In 1960 the Tomb was designated a National Historic Landmark and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. More...
 
Other area Attractions

Dana-Thomas House
Early Frank Lloyd Wright house that stands as the finest example of the creativity and uniqueness characteristic of the Prairie School of Architecture. More...

Vachel Lindsay House
The lifelong residence of poet Vachel Lindsay, the "Prairie Troubadour," remembered locally for "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight", which describes Lincoln's mystical return to his old neighborhood. More...

Elijah Iles House
Built about 1837, Springfield’s oldest house was designed by the same architect who designed the Old State Capitol. It is one of Illinois’ earliest residences in the Greek Revival style of architecture. Two of Springfield’s most famous citizens, Abraham Lincoln and poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, are known to have visited the house. More...


Did You Know?

Carpenter's Portrain entitled:

Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, five days after the battle of Antietam. He visited the battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland on October 1-4, 1862. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois