Best Free Midwest Attractions: Illinois
Springfield: Abraham Lincoln sites
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices Lincoln practiced here from 1843 to 1852; visitors learn about the beginnings of his successful law career and about the courtrooms where he tried cases.
Old State Capitol Take a 30-minute guided tour of the building where Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature, gave his famous "House Divided" speech in 1858 and where his body lay in state following his assassination in 1865. Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices and Old State Capitol
Lincoln Home National Historic Site The Lincolns lived in the Greek Revival-style house from 1844 to 1861, when they left for the White House. Costumed interpreters guide your visit. Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site
Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site (left) Tours offer revealing stories about the lives, deaths and burials of Lincoln; his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln; and three of their four children. Lincoln Home National Historic Site