Summer Season Kick-Off

Summer Season “Kick Off” at Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Home National Historic Site Superintendent James A. Sanders announced the official start of the park’s Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial summer season. To highlight this special year, the park will be offering a variety of programs seven days a week at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Staff and volunteers will also be in 1860 period clothing while providing tours of Mr. Lincoln’s Home, working in the new Heirloom Garden, and offering other programs throughout the historic Lincoln neighborhood. The park will also remain open two hours later during the summer months.

From now through September 7, 2009, the park will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The last tour of the Lincoln Home begins at 6:30 p.m. Sanders predicts, “This should prove to be the most ambitious and most exciting summer in the historic site’s history.” He invites folks who haven’t visited the site recently to stop bye this summer and join the party.

They will have more things to participate in and will see the Lincoln neighborhood alive with activity. On Wednesday through Saturday afternoons, visitors will have the opportunity to view and hear 1850’s song and period character performances presented by the Lincoln Troubadours.

All programs are offered free of charge. The historic site’s Visitor Center is located at 426 South Seventh Street, Springfield, Illinois. These programs are some of many that are being presented to commemorate the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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