Abraham Lincoln’s Home, Springfield

Abraham Lincoln’s Home, Springfield

The house, purchased by Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln in 1844, was the only home that Lincoln ever owned. Located at the corner of Eighth and Jackson Streets, the house contains twelve rooms spread over two floors. During the time he lived here, Lincoln was elected to the House of Representatives in 1846, and elected President in 1860.

Lincoln’s home in downtown Springfield has been restored to it’s 1860 appearance and opened to the public.

Abraham and Mary Lincoln bought the house in 1844 for $1200 and lived there for 17 years. Access to the house is by ticket only – tickets are free but on a first-come first-served basis.

It was closed when I visited (being used for filming of a documentary) but the surrounding streets are beautiful and very well maintained.

www.nps.gov/liho

 

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