• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

Things To Know Before You Come

Planning a vacation to Lincoln Home National Historic Site? Click on any of the links above to find information about things you will want to know before your visit to the home.

  • You must take the free ranger-led tour to go inside the Lincoln home. It is not self-guided.
  • During periods of high visitation (March - November) after 9:00 am wait times for Lincoln Home tours can exceed one hour.
  • First come, first serve basis Lincoln Home tour tickets can run out by 2:00 pm.
  • Flash photography is allowed inside the Lincoln home.
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the home.
  • Please leave backpacks, large bags and purses (if possible) in vehicles to reduce damage to walls in Lincoln Home.
  • Restrooms are located inside visitor center.

Please also review Lincoln Home National Historic Site's Laws and Policies before your visit.

Visit Lincoln Home!
Visit Lincoln Home!
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Photo of Model of Lincoln's Patent

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