Lincoln’s Home – 30 APR 2011-05-04

The only home that Lincoln ever owned is a National Historic Site in Springfield, IL. He and his family lived there from 1844 until he moved into the White House in 1861. It is admission free and is the only historic home I’ve ever visited which allows flash photography. Located on Eight and Jackson Street it is part of a four-block (12 acres) historic complex. There are several other historic homes which have all been restored to the same time period.
Robert Todd Lincoln donated the home to the State of Illinois with the condition it would be well-maintained and open to the public for no charge…they do however, charge $2.00 an hour for parking.