Official Springfield Illinois Visitors Guide - 2017 - 19
Inside the Old State
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Old State Capitol
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style and serves as the center of Illinois politics and government. Spectators
can watch the House and Senate proceedings from public galleries, visit
legislative offices and learn about the history and current use of the building
on daily free guided tours.
Visitors to Springfield often enjoy walking from one capitol to the next,
through historic downtown Springfield. Find the right spot, and you can snap
a picture with both domes in the frame.
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You can't visit Springfield without exploring
at least one of the many Lincoln sites.
Here are just five that should be on your list.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Old State Capitol
Go back nearly two centuries in time as you walk the
streets of reconstructed New Salem, the village where
Abraham Lincoln lived as a young man. See where he split
rails, clerked in a store and served as postmaster, among
other positions that influenced him to eventually become
the Great Emancipator.
Lincoln's New Salem
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
The Lincoln Home has been completely restored to its 1860
appearance and reveals much about Lincoln as husband,
father, neighbor and politician. Tours of this national treasure
are conducted by National Park Service Rangers.
Within these walls a great man rose to
prominence to become the 16th president of
the United States. It was here Lincoln spoke
the immortal words "A house divided against
itself cannot stand..." - as the threat of a Civil
Within this breathtaking monument lie the
remains of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary,
and three of their four sons. At the entrance
to the Tomb is a bronze bust of Mr. Lincoln.
Visitors from around the world have stopped
to rub the nose of the bust for good luck.
More than 40,000 square feet of galleries, theaters,
and historic displays that combine scholarship with
showmanship - culminating in the world's best collection
of Lincoln lore and legend.
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