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Lincoln's Home in Springfield, IL
 
The Lincoln National Historic Site in Springfield IL is based around the house Abraham Lincoln lived in prior to becoming President. The National Park Service has slowly taken over neighbouring houses

   
The Visitors Centre at the edge of the Historic Area. About 300,000 people/year


The Farewell Address Lincoln gave to Springfield after being elected


View as we approached the house


The road is being "sealed" with asphalt over top of the ground down bricks


The bricks were put in in 1920 and are not authentic to the 1850 period the site


is trying to recreate. So they are asphalting the road and will then cover it in


some gravel that will mimic the dirt road, but yet be clean and won't track


into the house.

Two different centuries on display here.


The front formal parlour


More of the parlour


the Library room.


The kid's downstairs play room - stereo viewer on the table.


The Dining Room.


upstairs bedroom


the Guest bedroom


A couple of polished sea shells


Lincoln's desk in the bedroom


Mary Todd Lincoln's bedroom


Another bedroom


The maid's room upstairs.


Back of the house.


The Presidential Outhouse


Front of the house


The Arnold house over the road - is restored, and displays building techniques


Similar view of house to that printed on admission ticket


From down the road