City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

8th & Jackson, Springfield, IL

The Lincoln Home was constructed in 1839 and was enlarged to two stories in 1855. Abraham Lincoln, a prominent attorney and politician, lived in the home with his wife, Mary, and their children. The Lincoln family lived in this house during Lincoln’s 1860 election to the presidency. There are several photographs of the Lincoln Home from 1860 and 1865. Restoration of the Lincoln Home was completed in 1988. Located in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site (LIHO). Telephone number 217-492-4241. This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.