Your visit to Edwards Place will include a guided tour through the newly-restored downstairs as well as the yet-to-be restored upstairs bedrooms.  The home is interpreted to 1857 and furnished with wonderful examples of Victorian furniture, including many pieces that belonged to the Edwards family. You will also see the authentic "Lincoln Courting Couch" from the parlor of the Ninian Edwards home where Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were married.

Individual Tours

Tours of Edwards Place are offered:
Public - Tuesday-Saturday at 1 PM

Email for a private tour

Admission is $5 for adults; children 10 and under are free.

Days closed: Sundays and Mondays, National holidays

*Open by appointment only in January and February*

Download our brochure.

Virtual Tours

Take a virtual tour of Edwards Place. Added in 2019, this tour is still under construction. If you have those in your group who have difficulty using stairs, please alert staff and we can set them up with a virtual tour of the second floor of Edwards Place. The first floor is handicap accessible.

Group Tours

Groups of more than 10 people are encouraged to make an appointment in advanceGroup tours may be scheduled outside of normal tour times.


Admission is $5 per adult; discounts offered to school groups.

Lunch and/or lectures can be added onto group tours for additional fees. Please click on our link to the Group Tour Brochure for more details.

Canvas & Cocktails Painting
Get in touch with your artistic side! For an additional $20 per person, groups can unleash their creativity with a painting workshop in the adjacent Studio of Art! Our talented instructors provide a brieft art history lesson, then guide your group through the process of creating their own masterpieces.  We provide all the supplies; you may, if you wish, provide beer or wine to make this a "canvas & cocktails" experience! 

Tea Party Program
Partake in delicious, sweet and savory treats in the historic parlors of Edwards Place as you enjoy the program of your choice on Victorian life and culture.

$30 per person, minimum 35 people with $25 booking fee. 


Location & Parking

Edwards Place is located at 700 North 4th St., two blocks north of Carpenter Street. Free parking is available on our adjacent lot and on 4th Street. 

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700 North 4th St, Springfield IL 62702

(217) 523-2631
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