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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Springfield, IL - Lincoln's Town

Last week we traveled west to join a Road Scholar trip in St. Charles, MO.  More on that in future posts.  On the way we stopped over in Springfield, IL to see Lincoln's home, Library and Museum.  The former is a National Park and free while the latter is a private entity with admission that was well worth it.

Lincoln's home - originally a single story had a second story added with very high ceilings.  It's draped with mourning bunting.


The Park Service owns the entire two blocks which is closed off to vehicular traffic.



The front parlor.


Lincolns law practice was very lucrative as you can see from the way these rooms are decorated.



Mrs. Lincoln's sewing desk below.


Lincoln's bed


Adjoining room for Mrs. Lincoln.


Lincoln's shaving mirror mounted rather high.


The kitchen where Mrs. Lincoln became an accomplished cook with assistance from servants.


The stove was a gift to Mary from Abe.


Lincoln's law office behind statues.


Old State capitol.


Lincoln's tomb.



It was pilgrimage weekend for the Boy Scouts.  Here the honor guard is entering the tomb to stand guard.



At the Lincoln Museum photos were limited to the plaza.





If you go plan to spend a good two hours in the Museum.  It is well worth the price and the visit.

5 comments:

Kayni D said...

some of your photos remind me of williamsburg. i love visiting historical places too.

Barb said...

An interesting tour - I had forgotten he died so young. It looked like a beautiful spring day while you were in Springfield.

petalspapersimplethymes said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of Springfield, Marcia! We live in the 'Land of Lincoln' and haven't been to Springfield in many years. Your photos have reminded me that we must plan a trip to Springfield to visit the Lincoln museum very soon! Many thanks! ♡Dawn

Fun60 said...

That looks a very interesting museum. I would love to spend time looking around.

Margaret Adamson said...

Glad you stopped off at this museum as it is so interesting and I love all the photos

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