• 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.

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.

 
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Did You Know?

Thanksgiving

On October 3, 1863 Abraham Lincoln invited his fellow Americans "to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November.... as a day of Thanksgiving....." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois