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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

 
 
Lincoln Home National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
1. Lincoln Home National Historic Site Marker
Inscription. Lincoln Home National Historic Site is part of the National Park System, one of more than 390 parks that are important examples of our nation's heritage. This unit of the National Park Service preserves the home of the nation's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, and the character of Lincoln's 1860 neighborhood. Lincoln lived at Springfield for most of his adult life. It was here he raised his family, developed his beliefs about freedom and equality, and attained the highest public office in the country.

Lincoln Home Tours
Free tour tickets are distributed at the Visitor Center on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the tour.
If you are using a wheelchair, please advise the Visitor Center staff when you obtain a Lincoln Home tour ticket.

Safety>
While visiting the Lincoln Home and the surrounding historic neighborhood, you will encounter conditions that were part of everyday life in the 19th century. Uneven and slippery boardwalks, walking surfaces with loose stones, and narrow staircases are part of the historic scene.
Please watch you step to make your visit a safe one.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.768′ N, 89° 38.707′ 

Lincoln's Home image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
2. Lincoln's Home
The house was originally one story. There were two renovations as the Lincoln family grew.
W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on 8th Street just north of E. Edwards Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Solomon Allen Barn (a few steps from this marker); George W. Shutt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Henson Robinson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse K. Dubois House (within shouting distance of this marker); Politics in the Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad in Lincoln's Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Economic and Ethnic Diversity in Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Miller House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
National Park Passport Stamp image. Click for full size.
May 24, 2003
3. National Park Passport Stamp
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield, IL
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 23, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.
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