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Lincoln Home National Historic Site - History
By Sarah Lane
Jan 24, 2005, 11:23

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Illinois

When Lincoln left home of seventeen years in February of 1861 to serve as our nation’s President, it was with a heavy heart as America rolled towards a Civil War. Lincoln’s boyhood home has been restored to its original appearance and resides in the center of a four block historic neighborhood currently undergoing restoration. The goal of the National Park Service is to recreate the neighborhood much like it was in Lincoln’s day.

Over 350,000 people visited this historic location last year and if you’d like to see it in person there are many websites (located on our resource page) that will help you plan your visit. If you’d like to take a virtual tour of the home, neighborhood, Lincoln’s home throughout the years, special exhibits, or the Lincoln Depot, click here.

Source: National Park Service, Dept of the Interior








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