Nicely restored and furnished with appropriate period pieces. Take advantage of the docents who are wandering around the building and are happy to provide you with more information on the history of the building and the various chambers.
We visited with a few of our teens and loved it. So interesting to see how the entire building was originally heated with all the many wood stoves. Sobering to see where Lincolns body laid in rest for citizens to pay their respects after being assassinated. All the staff we so helpful, nice and informative. Make sure you don't miss... 更多
As foreigners, we learned a lot on Lincoln and American history in general by visiting this site. The tour gives you lots of details and information. The staff walks the extra mile to ensure visitors have a nice experience
To really appreciate this building I recommend that the first stop be the room to the immediate right of the front entrance. In there is a audio-video presentation of the history of the building and of the extraordinary care and effort that was taken for its restoration after several dramatic alterations over the years. This building is an essential stop... 更多
Highly Recommended. The Old State Capitol has something for everyone. Children will enjoy playing on the grounds and seeing the statues in the square. Inside, it is awe-inspiring to see Lincoln's desk and stove-pipe hat, and learn more about him. Many interesting stories are told. There are lots of places to eat on the square, in all price ranges. The... 更多
As a history buff I really enjoyed this place. The tour guide was very informative and its also best to walk around to discover on your own. This is one of those places you can really get a feel for history not just in the Lincoln since but as a whole of the state's history.
Abe Lincoln gave his "House DIVIDED " speech here and learned how congressional politics work. The building is original and has been completely restored. Not fully handicapped accessible . A good look into 19th Century culture and building.
No charge for the tour, but we gave a $10 donation for the two of us. It was very worthwhile to be shown through each of the rooms where Lincoln worked, and were he was lying in state for his funeral. The tour guide was a history buff so he was quite knowledgeable and shared his love of history with... 更多
This Old Capitol was built in 1868. It is in contrast to the current Capitol, which is marble and granite. The Old Capitol has wooden floors and is just more plain and simple. You can see the rooms where the House of Representatives and Senate would meet. They are so much more plain and simple with old wooden floors. There... 更多