• 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.

Support Your Park

National Park Service

After touring the Lincoln Home, you may want to support the park by:

  • Sending a donation to Lincoln Home National Historic Site; make check payable to: The National Park Service and mail it to: Superintendent, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, 413 S. 8th St., Springfield, IL 62701
  • Placing a donation in the park's donation box located in the Lincoln Home's backyard or inside the visitor center
  • Making a donation to the National Park Foundation
  • If you have the time and skills, you may be able to become a Park Volunteer by contacting the volunteer coordinator at 217-391-3212. The volunteer coordinator can assist with determining how you can help Lincoln Home NHS in its mission to preserve and interpret the Lincoln Home and Lincoln’s 1860-era Neighborhood for this and future generations.

The Eastern National Bookstore located in the Visitor Center at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site has many books available for purchase about Abraham and Mary Lincoln, specific events in Lincoln's life, Lincoln's significance in history, and the Civil War. The Museum Shop also has apparel, CDs, DVDs, collectables, souvenirs, and children's items.

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