Your visit to Edwards Place will include a guided tour through the newly-restored first and second floor. 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 and a piano that was likely played at their wedding.
Public - 1PM, 2PM Tuesdays - Saturdays
You must have a guided tour to view the house. These take around 45 minutes to an hour.
Admission: $5 for adults; children 10 and under are free.
Private Appointment - email firstname.lastname@example.org for a private tour
Private guided tours are the same admission price as public tours, but require booking of at least 7 days before tour and payment at time of booking. Private tours may be scheduled outside normal tour hours.
Days closed: Sundays and Mondays, National holidays, December 24 - December 31
*Open by appointment only in January and February*
Take a virtual tour of Edwards Place. Added in 2019, this tour is still under construction. If you have difficulty using stairs, please alert staff and we can set you up with a virtual tour of the second floor. The first floor is handicap accessible.
We can also offer you a virtual guided tour with one of our tour guides through Zoom. Please call or email to set up a Zoom appointment.
Groups of more than 10 people are encouraged to make an appointment in advance. Group tours may be scheduled outside of normal tour times.
Admission is $5 per adult; $2 per student/child (chaperones free for school groups on a 10:1 ratio - any additional chaperones pay the adult price)
Group Tour Add-on Experiences
We now offer add-ons to group tour experiences at a range of pricing levels. If you would like to exercise your crafty or artistic side and have more time to spend with us, see this page for add-on options to your tour. Choices include a tea party, painting project, and many historical crafts.
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.