A Mom's Guide to the Land of Lincoln
A twilight 'ghost walk'
In Springfield, we meet guide Garret Moffett for a twilight walking tour. Holding a candle-lit lantern across from the imposing Old State Capitol, the dramatic Moffett promises a 90-minute walk from the building where Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech, with haunted stories all along the way.
Kim and I are wary of the potential frights, but the kids are fascinated by descriptions of phantom carriages, Lincoln's premonition of his death and the attempted grave robbery at Lincoln's tomb.
Moms say Loved guide's in-depth knowledge. Storytelling in front of the Lincoln sites was transporting.
Kids say Kind of spooky, but cool. We learned Lincoln kept his letters in his hat.