Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Springfield, IL

www.nps.gov

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is a memorial to the 16th president of the United States. It is based around the house that Lincoln and his family lived in from 1844 - 1861 while he was a lawyer in Springfield, IL. It also preserves eight blocks surrounding the house to give a sense of what the neighborhood looked like in Lincoln's time there.

The home was originally built in 1839 as a cottage. Lincoln moved into the house in 1844 and remodeled and enlarged the building at various times before leaving for Washington in 1861. In 1887, Lincoln's son Robert deeded the home to the state with the provision "that said homestead shall be, forever, kept in good repair and free of access to the public." The home became a National Historic Site in 1972.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Lincoln Home National Historic Site map
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site map
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Entrance
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Entrance
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Eighth Street looking south
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Eighth Street looking south
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Model of Springfield in 1867
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Model of Springfield in 1867
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Model of Springfield in 1867
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Model of Springfield in 1867
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - It is my pleasure that my children are free - happy and unrestrained from parental tyrrany
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It is my pleasure that my children are free - happy and unrestrained from parental tyrrany
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Lincoln House
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Lincoln House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Photo of Lincoln home in 1860
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Photo of Lincoln home in 1860
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Lincoln's Home Becomes a Shrine
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Lincoln's Home Becomes a Shrine
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Jackson Street looking east
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Jackson Street looking east
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Introduction
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Introduction
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Back parlor
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Back parlor
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Back parlor
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Back parlor
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Back parlor
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Back parlor
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Sitting room
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Sitting room
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Sitting room
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Sitting room
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Stereopticon
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Stereopticon
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Drawing of room layout
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Drawing of room layout
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Sitting room
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Sitting room
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Stairs
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Stairs
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Guest bedroom
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Guest bedroom
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Guest bedroom
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Guest bedroom
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Lincoln's bedroom
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Lincoln's bedroom
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Lincoln's bedroom
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Lincoln's bedroom
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Lincoln's bedroom
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Lincoln's bedroom
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Mary's bedroom
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Mary's bedroom
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Mary's bedroom
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Mary's bedroom
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Maid's bedroom
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Maid's bedroom
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Kitchen
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Kitchen
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Kitchen
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Kitchen
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Kitchen
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Kitchen
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Back yard
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Back yard
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Privy
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Privy
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Privy
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Privy
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Closing
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Closing
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Jackson Street looking west
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Jackson Street looking west
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Daily life in 1860
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Daily life in 1860
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Great Western Depot historical marker
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Great Western Depot historical marker
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Lincoln's farewell speech
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Lincoln's farewell speech
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Great Western Depot
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Great Western Depot
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - State Capitol
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State Capitol

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