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Lincoln's Burial Chamber - The resting place of Lincoln's favorite son "Tad" who died at age 18 from TB.
Lincoln's Burial Chamber - The resting place of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham.
Lincoln's Burial Chamber - The resting place of Lincoln's two middle sons Edward and William, both taken at very young ages.
Lincoln's Burial Room...the incription above reads "Now He Belongs to the Ages," the famous words uttered by Secretary of War William Stanton on word of Lincoln's death.
Lincoln's Tomb (ca. 1874) - On the day President Lincoln died certain Springfield residents banded together to form the National Lincoln Monument Association.  Monies were gathered to provide a fitting resting place for the man who had given so much in service to his country.  Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of his four sons (Edward, Willie, & Tad) are interred here.
Great Western (Lincoln) Depot - Lincoln passed through this building on two important occasions.  The first, on February 11, 1861, saw him leaving for an uncertain future as President of a country falling apart.  The second, he returned a martyr, a savior who had successfully guided the United States through its darkest hours and paid the ultimate sacrifice for his service.
Old Illinois State House of Representatives - A stovepipe hat signifies the place where Abraham Lincoln sat during his term here from 1840-41.
Old Illinois State House (ca. 1837-40) - The Old Illinois State House served as the official state house from 1840-1876 after which it served as the Sangamon County Courthouse until 1966.  Lincoln had an important role in moving the state capitol to the town of Springfield and served his final term as State Representative from 1840-41.  The old capitol building is open to the public and guided tours are available for those who want a more in-depth experience.
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices (ca. 1840-41) - Lincoln practiced law out of this building from 1843-1852.  William H. Herndon ran the practice during Lincoln's term as congressman.  The ground floor is open to the general public and has many interesting displays.  To visit the second and third floors, however, you must follow the guided tour for a small fee.
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices (ca. 1840-41) - Lincoln practiced law out of this building from 1843-1852.  William H. Herndon ran the practice during Lincoln's term as congressman.  The ground floor is open to the general public and has many interesting displays.  To visit the second and third floors, however, you must follow the guided tour for a small fee.
Charles Arnold House (ca. 1830's) - Charles Arnold was one of Lincoln's important political friends.  He served as County Sheriff twice for the Whig Party.  Arnold lived here from 1850-1879.
Sarah Cook House (ca. 1850's) - Mrs. Cook rented this building beginning in 1860.  She sublet a couple of rooms to support herself and her kids.  She also ran a photo studio out of the home.
Solomon Allen Barn (ca. 1850's) - Originally there was also a home on this property but the barn is the only thing left.  In fact, according to the info plaque, this barn is the only existing outbuilding left in the neighborhood.  Many of the houses in the area would have had similar structures on the property with them.
Henson Robinson (ca. 1863-66) - This home technically didn't exist during Lincoln's time in Springfield.  It was built by Robinson who at the time owned a business selling stoves and furnaces.  During the Civil War he was also a supplier of cups and plates to Union troops.
George Shutt House (ca. 1850's) - George Shutt was a young lawyer and rented this house in 1859.  I'm not sure how well he and Mr. Lincoln got along as Shutt supported Stephen Douglas in his campaign against Lincoln in 1860.
Lincoln's Burial Chamber - The resting place of Lincoln's favorite son "Tad" who died at age 18 from TB.

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Lincoln's Burial Chamber - The resting place of Lincoln's favorite son "Tad" who died at age 18 from TB.
Lincoln's Burial Chamber - The resting place of Lincoln's favorite son "Tad" who died at age 18 from TB.

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