A Mom's Guide to the Land of Lincoln
More Lincoln lore
We're now immersed in Lincoln lore. We see the Old State Capitol and Lincoln's home.
We're fascinated by Lincoln's self-education and his versatility and surprised that he was a permissive parent. We hear that Lincoln allowed his boys to have ink-bottle fights at his law offices. When we tour Lincoln's home, Seth and Ella envision themselves roughhousing on the parlor floor.
OLD STATE CAPITOL
Moms say Impressive building, a real step back in time to the place where Lincoln gave his famous "House Divided" speech in Springfield.
Kids say Cool dome. Loved climbing on the wrought-iron fence.
Moms say Lovely Springfield neighborhood for traffic-free strolls (left). Amazing period restoration inside the house; it looks like the 1860s.
Kids say I was so excited to be actually walking in a president's house! And I can't believe Lincoln had an outhouse!