We were in the fence about this because it was cold and was starting to snow. But we're glad we did. Our group consisted of my family of 3 and two other adult males. Our tour guide was very informative and answered all questions. He even made it fun for my daughter (6 yrs). The little 'town' they have set... 更多
I went on a cross-country RV trip and one of my stops was the Lincoln Home in Springfield, Illinois. The house has about 60% original furnishings but one is awed by the fact that Lincoln once lived there. The ranger guide was quite knowledgeable about the house and kept the tour interesting. I highly recommend it!
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and attentive. He really brought the home and furnishings to life with the anecdotal stories he told. You could sense his love of the Lincoln family and his respect of all they became. After touring their home, and hearing the stories, I almost feel as though I was invited in... 更多
First of all, it's free. Second of all, the National Park Ranger was very funny, very knowledgable and a very good tour guide! Keep in mind there's obviously no elevator so a few flights of stairs to climb. The stories were great and definitely gave us a feel for Lincoln, the town and the times. Highly recommend!
Lincoln's home is the only home that President Abraham Lincoln was to ever own. Walk in the neighborhood where Lincoln, his wife and children lived. There is a short movie in the visitor center that is worth seeing and it is free of charge, as is the home tour. There are several other homes in the neighborhood that can be... 更多
I have visited Lincoln Home twice and both times I was very impressed with the National Park Rangers tours! The house is well preserved and you really get a feel for how the Lincoln's lived.
Took the 6 and 8 year old daughters down to Springfield for a day at the IL State Museum and a few other fun pit stops - including the Lincoln Historical Home and its surrounding area. What a gem!!! First, this is free. That is a result of the Lincoln family request when the home was turned over to others.... 更多
We took the tour and was not disappointed. The tour guide took us through Lincoln's house telling us stories and showing us actual items that were part of Lincoln's property.
There are about 20 or so actual items that Lincoln himself sat in, used, leaned against, and wrote with. That is incredible! And Mary's presence is well felt, too. They were successful people who had their share of struggles. These elements are prevalent in this well preserved, beautiful home. And, per Lincoln's request, it's free to the public!!