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History Comes Alive

June 2, 2023 @ 12:00 am - August 6, 2023 @ 12:00 am


This summer History Comes Alive returns for its 14th Season as Abraham and Mary Lincoln lead a cast of characters on a trip back in time.

Meet the Lincolns at historic sites throughout the city and learn about their lives in Springfield. From historic portrayals at locations such as the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Herndon Law Office Visitors Center, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to a Flag Lowering Ceremony at the Lincoln Tomb with the 114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Reactivated, visitors are invited to become a part of living history. Listen to Abraham deliver some of his most famous speeches at the Lincoln Depot, meet and greet both Mary Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant, and enjoy live music and an ice cream social at Edwards Place.

Each week the Lincoln Home has partnered with Lincoln Land Community College’s Culinary School to feature a cooking demonstration inspired by the life and times of the Lincoln Neighborhood.

Springfield wasn’t the only town Abraham Lincoln ever lived. Reserve your spot on the free Saturday morning shuttle to Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site (reservations will be accepted online soon.)


June 2, 2023 @ 12:00 am
August 6, 2023 @ 12:00 am
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site
413 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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(217) 492-4241