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Illinois
Central Region
Lincoln Home
Lincoln Home © Roger Jockisch
Lincoln Home © Roger Jockisch
Lincoln Home © Roger Jockisch
Lincoln Home © Roger Jockisch
Lincoln Home © Roger Jockisch
Lincoln Home © Roger Jockisch
Lincoln Home © Roger Jockisch
Lincoln Home Lincoln Home National Historic Site credits Share the Experience, Joe Pagano
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
LINCOLN HOME
LINCOLN HOME
413 South 8th Street
Springfield, Illinois   62701
(lat:39.7974 lon:-89.6449)

Phone: 217-492-4241
Email:
"My friends? No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything." An emotional Abraham Lincoln opened his farewell remarks to the citizens of Springfield, Illinois with these words on February 11, 1861. Lincoln was leaving his friends and neighbors of twenty-four years, and the home that he and his family had lived in for seventeen years, to serve as president of a nation on the verge of Civil War.

The Lincoln home, the centerpiece of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, has been restored to its 1860s appearance, revealing Lincoln as husband, father, politician, and President-elect. It stands in the midst of a four block historic neighborhood which the National Park Service is restoring so that the neighborhood, like the house, will appear much as Lincoln would have remembered it.

We are pleased to have you visit the Lincoln Home website. Please use it to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, to take a virtual tour of the Lincoln Home, and to plan your visit to Lincoln Home National Historic Site.


Location
Lincoln Home is located near Chatham, Springfield


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Double J Campground
9638 Palm Road
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217-483-9998
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Directions
The Visitor Center is located at 426 South Seventh Street. The 4-block Lincoln Home Neighborhood is open to pedestrians and closed to vehicles.

Illinois
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Illinois State Parks

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