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Springfield, Illinois, USA

Attractions in Springfield, Illinois


Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Elijah IIes House, The 217-492-5929
    628 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
    Springfield's oldest home features original siding, interior wood work, hardware, flooring, and walls. The Greek Revival-style Iles House is open to the public for... more info

  • Executive Mansion 217-782-6450
    Fifth and Jackson Streets
    Filled with antiques and historic artifacts is the third oldest continuously occupied governor's mansion. more info

  • Lincoln Ledger 217-525-9600
    Bank One, 6th and Washington Streets
    In 1853 Lincoln deposited $310 here at the oldest bank in Illinois. more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Carnegie Public Library 217-324-3866
    400 North State Street, Litchfield, IL 62056
    A vast genealogy department in this original 1904 architectural house. more info

  • Illinois State Historical Library 217-524-6358
    1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
    Old State Capital
    A vast collection of historic manuscripts from Illinois and the libraries holdings also include the largest collection devoted to the pre-presidential career of Abraham... more info  map

  • Lawrence Memorial Library 217-525-3039
    101 East Laurel Street, Springfield, IL 62704
    Frank Lloyd Wright designed the interior of this school library. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum 217-558-8844 or 217-782-5764
    112 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
    Located in Downtown Springfield
    Owned and operated by the State of Illinois, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is over 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space with a... more info  map

  • Air Combat Museum 217-522-2181
    835 South Airport Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
    The Air Combat Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, April through September and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, from... more info

  • Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War Museum 217-544-0616
    503 South Walnut, Springfield, IL 62704
    Medals, photos, currency, drums,and uniforms from the War of the Rebellion are displayed here. more info  map

  • Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum 217-522-4373
    629 South Seventh, Springfield, IL 62703
    In this large assortment of Civil War memorabilia is Tintypes by Civil War photographer Mathew Brady. more info  map

  • Illinois State Capital 217-782-2099
    301 South Second Street, Springfield, IL 62706
    Second Street and Capitol Avenue
    With at least seven different kinds of marble, murals, paintings, statuary, and a unique architectural design add to the beauty of this center of state government. more info  map

  • Illinois State Museum 217-782-7386
    Spring and Edwards Street
    With a new State of the art interactive computer exhibit and a hands on learning center, this museum is full of different things to explore. more info

  • Korean War National Museum 217-523-7230
    9 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
    The nationally-designated museum for the Korean War "contains a collection of historically-significant pieces and supporting stories that bring to life a conflict that... more info

  • Springfield Art Association/Edwards Place 217-523-2631
    700 North Fourth Street, Springfield, IL 62702
    The oldest home in Springfield on its original foundation, Edwards Place tells the story of Benjamin and Helen Edwards and their life at the home from 1843 to 1909. The... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

Tours & Cruises

  • Springfield Trolley Tours 217-528-4100
    229 West Allen Street, Springfield, IL 62704
    Ride to all the Lincoln historic sites, museums, the Dana-Thomas House and the State Capitol building on the Elijah Iles trolley. more info  map

  • Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon 217-753-6219
    West Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704
    Washington Park 1 block south of lawrence street
    One of the largest carillons in the world and one of the few open to the public is set in gardens high above Springfield. View bells and playing mechanisms during a... more info  map


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