• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

Husband, father and President

Abraham Lincoln believed in the ideal that everyone in America should have the opportunity to improve his/her economic and social condition.  Lincoln’s life was the embodiment of that idea.  We know him as the sixteenth president but he was also a spouse, parent, and neighbor who experienced the same hopes, dreams, and challenges of life that are still experienced by many people. 

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Lincoln Home

Robert Lincoln donated the family home in Springfield to the State of Illinois in 1887 under the condition that it would always be open free to the public and well maintained. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois