February 12 is the birthday of beloved American President Abraham Lincoln. What better way to celebrate than to take the whole family to his birthplace, Springfield, IL. We picked a few essential stops to get your Lincoln’s Birthday road trip planning started!
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum If you only visit one place in Springfield, this is it. One of the most-visited presidential libraries, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum utilizes a modern approach to presenting the life, legacy, and artifacts of our 16th U.S. president and his family. Traditional displays are combined with immersive experiences to create a family-friendly history lesson you’ll never forget. Learn more
Lincoln’s Home Ever watch those shows where you get to see inside celebrity homes? This is that, but instead of a Kardashian, this National Historic Site is the home of one of the greatest presidents in U.S. History. And it’s not a TV show. It’s a tour, where you get to walk through the actual house where Honest Abe lived on his way to political fame. Learn more
Mr. Lincoln’s Souvenir & Gift Shop It’s not a vacation until you grab a souvenir or two to remember it by, and there’s no more perfect place to get one than Mr. Lincoln’s Souvenir & Gift Shop. Just make sure to check their Facebook page for hours. They’re currently closed for the winter, but scheduled to reopen mid-February! Learn more
There is so much more to explore in Springfield, but these three destinations should give you a solid start. To learn more about the sights around Lincoln’s hometown, visit the official Springfield, IL website.