Surrounded by beautiful and productive farmland, Springfield's biggest draw is it's historical connection to our most famous of presidents, Abraham Lincoln. There are a series of attractions in Springfield that offer an informative and revealing look into his life and times.
|Lincoln's Tomb Association website.|
A life of hard work, dedication to learning, greatness, tragedy and mostly his legacy of commitment to freedom and of ending slavery, learning about Abraham Lincoln is a key to understanding the history of the United States of America and it's foundation of liberty.
Visit these attractions for an in depth view:
- The Lincoln tomb at Oak Ridge cemetery has an interesting history itself.
- The Lincoln Museum and Library presents the information and artifacts in an engaging and accessible way for visitors of all ages. Excellent gift shop, too! The Lincoln Museum website.
- The Lincoln New Salem State Historic Site is a reconstructed village of where Abraham Lincoln spent his young adulthood. It is located about 20 miles northwest of Springfield and presents a - you are there - experience of the 1830's. Check days and hours of operation.
Abraham Lincoln - discover more about the man, the president, his life and times in Springfield, Illinois.
A few good Lincoln reads, available at amazon.
And more history resources at Schoolhouse Teachers. To explore click the image below.