Springfield Sites and Museums Holiday Tour
List of participating locations and calendar of events
Historic Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Tuesday - Saturday: 1PM, 2PM
Edwards Place, built in 1833 and remodeled in 1857, is an historic house museum that tells the story of social and domestic life in Abraham Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois. This Italianate mansion was once a center for social activity in Springfield, hosting prominent citizens such as Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, David Davis, and numerous governors, judges, lawyers, and politicians.
Edwards Place was the home of attorney Benjamin Edwards, youngest son of Governor Ninian Edwards and brother-in-law of Mary Lincoln’s sister Elizabeth. Although the Lincolns did not court or marry here, Edwards Place is currently home to the "courting couch" on which Lincoln and Mary Todd sat during the early days of their romance, originally owned by Ninian Edwards.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 North 6th Street
Sunday - Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Experience history like never before. Step inside key moments in Lincoln's life, from triumph to tragedy. Explore immersive displays and shows that drive home the human costs of slavery and war. Connect with Lincoln and his family through artifacts that can't be found anywhere else in the world. You'll feel like you're walking in Lincoln's shoes.