today, we made it back. . .
to check out Mr Lincoln’s Neighborhood. . .
THIS is the FIRST place we should have toured in Springfield. . .
because, it gave us a greater scope of the beginning years,
I highly recommend that when you go in the Visitor Center
for your FREE tickets to tour the Lincoln Home
you first watch these two films . . .in this order. . .Theatre 2 and then Theatre 1. . .
and then go meet your tour guide and do the home tour. . .
This was the only home Lincoln ever owned. . .
The Lincoln’s bought it for $1500
and then added an addition on to it for an additional $1500. . .
it was a great tour. . .this is the only pic I took of the inside. . .
I enjoyed thinking about the fact that
Abraham Lincoln. . .the sixteenth President of the United States
actually sat in this room with his family over a hundred years ago. . .
more pics inside the home are available here
a campaign float
The Lincoln Neighborhood was very, very enjoyable. . .
reminded me greatly of Greenfield Village near Detroit. . .
though not near as touristed up. . .
however. . .in my opinion. . .Springfield could actually take some lessons
from Greenfield Village or from Colonial Williamsburg. . .
some period actors and such would bring it all to life.
Not sure how they would ever be able to do that with it being a
National Park Installation. . .anyway. . .(rabbit trail. . .LOL. . .sorry!)
We also toured the Dana Thomas – Frank Lloyd Wright house
which is around the corner, owned by the State of Illinois,
and does not charge an entrance fee. . .but does accept suggested donations. . .
No cameras are allowed inside the home, so I did not bring it along at all. . .
Outside pics of the home can be seen here. . .
some inside pics of the home plus a short video are available here. . .
and a bit more of the story is available here. . .
Springfield has been one of our busiest tourist jaunts in awhile. . .
we have been out and about exploring almost every day. . .
We have one more day, and two more projects to attend before we head out. . .
See you then,
Janice and Dave