• 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.

Traffic & Travel Tips

Interstate Highway I-55 runs to the heart of Springfield, as does Interstate Highway I-72.

Amtrak is very reliable to travel to and from Springfield as is Greyhound bus lines. You can take the Amtrack train from Chicago or St. Louis to Springfield; however, if you plan to go to Lincoln's Tomb, War Memorials, Route 66 sites, or New Salem State Historic Site, you need a car, as these sites are not in easy walking distance from downtown Springfield.

Parking downtown is available on the street, meter parking on weekdays, and there is access to several parking garages.

Be mindful of one-way traffic flow on certain downtown streets and of railroad crossings and bus stops.

Downtown Springfield
Downtown Springfield
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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