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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Springfield Illinois–the ORDER we WISH we would have seen things in. . .

 

Now, don’t get me wrong. . .

there’s no wrong way to go about seeing “All Things Lincoln”

in the City of Springfield’s Living History Museum. . .

 

Everywhere you go in the Downtown area is another wonderful discovery. . .

however. . .

having ran our little legs off for 5 days straight. . .

we wish we would have done things in this order. . .

just because we think it would have enhanced the experience. . .

Lincoln Home - Mr Lincoln's Neighborhood

#1 -  the Lincoln Home National Historic Site

this is where Lincoln’s life in Springfield began. . .where the story started. . .

Lincoln Square - Lincoln Law Office

#2 – Lincoln – Herndon Law Offices

where Mr Lincoln began to make a name for himself

Old Illinois State Capitol

#3 – The Old State Capitol

where Mr Lincoln argued cases before the Supreme Court,

and began his political career. . .

even though the building is just a replica of the original,

there’s still a fabulous story to be told inside those walls. . .

Lincoln Depot

#4 – The Great Western Depot – where President Lincoln elect

gave his farewell address to the people of Springfield from the back of the train. . .

Go inside, and see the memorabilia. . .we regret missing that part,

but we thought it was a private law office. . .and learned differently later.

Lincoln Presidential Museum

and then perhaps the Presidential Museum and Library. . .

we saw those first, and loved EVERYTHING about them. . .

but, I really think we could have appreciated them even more. . .

had we seen the previous sites I have outlined. . .

be sure to see the model replica of the FUNERAL TRAIN

at the Presidential Library. . .no pics were allowed. . .

but it was quite something to see. . .

Amtrak Station where Lincoln's Funeral Train Arrived

followed by a stop at the Amtrak Station where the funeral train arrived in Springfield. . .

Lincoln's Tomb

and then to Oak Ridge Cemetery and Lincoln’s Tomb. . .

 

We really hope you enjoy all of Springfield as much as we have,

and will drop us a line to share your experience. . .

EvansEscapades@gmail.com

 

DON”T miss the Springfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

where you can pick up brochures and info for all these

wonderful venues. . .and your complimentary parking pass

courtesy of the City of Springfield. . .

 

and of course. . .Springfield is the Capitol of Illinois. . .

so a tour of the State Capitol Building is always in order. . .

 

This may have been my favorite stop of the summer. . .

Enjoy,

Janice and Dave