There is One Presidential Landmark in Illinois you need to Visit
According to one website, there are 9 Presidential Landmarks every history buff needs to visit, and one of them is right here in the Land of Lincoln...and spoiler alert...it has to do with Lincoln.
The travel website called thediscoverer.com put together a list titled 9 Presidential Landmarks Every History Buff Should Visit, and the list includes an iconic spot right here in Illinois. The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois makes the list with other iconic places such as the Jefferson Memorial, Mount Vernon, and the Ronald Regan Presidential Library. What is it about the Lincoln Home National Historic Site that makes it belong on this list? On the site they say...
"There is no question that the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. is impressive, but for history buffs, the Lincoln National Historic Site in Springfield gives unique insight into the life of the 16th President of the United States. The site features the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned, as well the neighborhood that gives visitors an intimate view into Lincoln's life as a politician, husband, father, and neighbor."
To see the complete list of Presidential landmarks that every history buff needs to visit just click here!
According to the website page for the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the home is open almost every day of the year from 8:30 am to 5 pm, the tours are free and last about 20 mins, for more information just click here!
I have never had the chance to do a tour of the Lincoln Home but as a history buff myself I guess I have no choice but to put it on my list and do the tour asap!