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Springfield, Illinois

  • Lincoln Home

    Lincoln HomeThe Quaker-Brown residence, where the Abraham Lincoln family lived for seventeen years was the only home the Lincolns ever owned. Abraham Lincoln was born and raised in a one-room log cabin; Mary T...
    Lincoln Home
  • Illinois Executive Mansion

    Illinois Executive MansionHome of the Illinois Governor, the mansion is the third oldest, continuously occupied Governor's home in the nation. Seven US presidents including Lincoln have been received here. Three levels are ope...
    Illinois Executive Mansion

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Shea's Gas Station Museum

A favorite photo stop for Route 66 travelers from around the world. Shea's Gas Station Museum is a charming and eclectic collection of over half a century of gas station memorabilia. Shea'

Springfield, IL Museums




Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

The only remaining structure where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices. Lincoln and his final law partner, William Herndon, operated from the top floor of the 1840 building. The interior looks as it did in Lincoln'

Springfield, IL Historic Sites

Things to do near Springfield, IL

Vance Park

Opposite the art center and adjcent to City Hall, Vance Park is an extensively landscaped sunken garden featuring a serpentin...

Livingston County War Museum

The Livingston County War Museum / Dal Estes Education Center presents displays from World War I to the present - 1st world w...

Christian County Historical Society Museum

Walk through an 1820 log house, the 1839 Christian County courthouse where Lincoln argued cases, an 1854 farmhouse and an 185...

Hoiles-Davis Museum

Formerly a private residence, the Hoiles-Davis Museum is now home to an extensive collection of Civil War and WW1 memorbilia,...