Lincoln's home in downtown Springfield has proved irresistible to visitors since it first opened to the public in 1887. Constructed in 1839 and beautifully restored to its 1860 appearance, the 12-room, Greek Revival house was Abraham and Mary Lincoln's home for 17 years.
Take a Tour
Today, the Lincolns' home draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Admission to tour the house is free, but tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and often fill up quickly. Each tour is limited to 15 individuals. Pick up a ticket inside the Lincoln Home Visitor Center for the 20-25 minute tour of the home. The first tour of the day begins at 9am, with the last tour begining at 4:30pm.
The ranger-led tour looks at the Lincoln family in the seventeen years they resided in the house on the corner of Eighth and Jackson Streets. Abraham Lincoln's rise as a successful lawyer and politician, along with his 1860 presidential campaign are also explored.
Highlights of the tour include:
Abraham Lincoln's Bedroom
Mary Lincoln's Bedroom
Hired Girl/Help's Room
Take a Virtual Tour
Through a collabration with Google Arts and Culture, it is now possible to take a virutal tour through the Lincoln Home.
Last updated: April 14, 2017