Monday, April 4 continued – After our wonderful visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, we then walked about five blocks to Lincoln Home National Historic Site. With our parking pass, we should have driven, but we're never confident about getting a parking spot for the big truck. In hind sight.....drive. There is plenty of parking. One bonus of our walk was a stop we made at Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery. This is a microbrewery with some great beers and a very delicious soft pretzel. Actually, all the food we viewed being served look delicious....we must have been really hungry!
Once we arrived at the Historic Site, we received a ticket for our house tour time. The house is open for guided tours, and the tour is free.While waiting to take the tour, there are two movie theatres about Lincoln's Home where he lived for the seventeen years. The movies are excellent. The tour guide was very informative.
The backyard contained…what else but…an three-seater outhouse.
The house contains all original furnishing of the Lincoln’s. The tour really allowed us to feel Lincoln's life before becoming president. Although an amazing historical figure, in many ways he lived a pretty normal life before becoming president during the Civil War.
NOTE: As you look at the photos, keep a keen eye for the coordination…or shall we say…lack of coordination with the carpet and the wallpaper. Paul actually mentioned this to the tour guide. Everyone got a good laugh.
The entire neighborhood has been restored to what it was like during his time. Most of the other homes are open. We were welcomed to stroll through them at our leisure.
We have plenty more to see here in Springfield, IL, so stop back so we can share “Everything Lincoln” with you. What did you think about the carpet and wallpaper…interesting for sure.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!