Lincoln Home National Historic Site

The only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned was a two-story house in Springfield, Illinois. The house was constructed in 1839 as a one-story cottage. The Lincolns added the second story during their residence there from 1844 until Mr. Lincoln’s election to the Presidency in 1861. The home, which has been restored to its 1860s appearance, stands in the midst of a four-block historic neighborhood. The National Park Service is currently restoring the neighborhood, so that it will also appear much as did in Lincoln’s time.

Address: 413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL
Phone: (217) 492-4241
Web Address: http://www.nps.gov/liho/index.htm
Click here for a map showing the location of the Lincoln Home.

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