The only home Abraham Lincoln owned, this 1838 frame house is located in the four-block National Historic Site. In the spring of 1844, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln purchased the house for $1,200 cash, plus a lot west of the public square valued at $300. The house, 1½ stories in the Greek revival style, was constructed with wooden pegs and hand-wrought nails. Three of Lincoln’s four sons were born and one died in this house. In 1856 the house was enlarged, including raising the roof to a full two stories, to accommodate the growing family. The home today contains furnishing appropriate to the period when occupied by the Lincolns, including some pieces original to the Lincoln family. Lincoln’s Home is the only national historic site in the state.
Stop here to get your free Lincoln Home tour tickets and information about area historic sites, attractions, events, hotels, and restaurants. While you’re waiting for your house tour, view the free audio-visual programs and exhibits or shop in the Eastern National Museum Store.
426 South 7th Street
Phone: (217)492-4241, ext. 221
Hours: Daily 8:30am-5pm
Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.