While open year-round, there is heavy visitation in the summer months. Visiting in the spring or fall are recommended.
Around the world Abraham Lincoln is a symbol of liberty. His journey through life began in humble surroundings in a log cabin in Kentucky and ended as President of the United States in the White House. The Lincoln Home National Historic Site preserves the Springfield, Illinois home and a historic district where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861, before becoming the 16th President of the United States.
Because the entire neighborhood has been maintained to represent the mid-1800's, Lincoln's home is placed in better context. This site is appropriate for all ages. Rangers are knowledgeable and engage even the youngest of visitors. Open daily from 8:30 am - 5 pm, except holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
Free Tour Ticket: The only entry to the Lincoln Home is by a ranger guided tour. Obtain a free tour ticket at the Visitor Center Information Desk.
If you spend the day touring Springfield, consider grabbing a meal from the birthplace of the great American corn dog at Cozy Dogs off historic Route 66.
Learn more about Lincoln Home: http://www.nps.gov/liho/index.htm