• 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.

Weather

Temperatures can range from 0 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 95+ degrees in the summer. High humidity is common during the summer months.

Wear comfortable shoes and drink plenty of water during the summer months.
 
Explore the historic Lincoln Neighborhood
Explore the historic Lincoln Neighborhood
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Photo of President Lincoln with beard

In 1860, eleven-year-old Grace Bedell wrote to Lincoln suggesting he grow a beard to “look a great deal better.” Lincoln met Bedell on his way to Washington, giving her a hearty kiss to thank her for her idea. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois