Details: Lincoln in Springfield, Ill.

November 2, 2012
if you go
GETTING THERE

United offers one-stop flights from Reagan National to Springfield, Ill., with late November/early December fares currently starting at $413 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center

701 E. Adams St.

866-788-1860

www.presidentabrahamlincolnhotel.com

A 230-room property within walking distance of top Lincoln attractions. Restaurant and fitness center onsite. Lincoln-themed artwork on the walls, of course. Rates from $85 a night.

WHERE TO EAT

Obed and Isaac’s Microbrewery and Eatery

500 S. Sixth St.

217-670-0627

www.obedandisaacs.com

Home brews and a menu to match, with burgers, fish and chips, bangers and mash, and more. Entrees from $7.

Cafe Moxo

411 E. Adams St.

217-788-8084

www.cafemoxo.com

Homemade soups (chicken wild rice, tomato veggie, etc.), sandwiches (grilled, stuffed or wrapped), salads, cupcakes and frilly coffee drinks. Sandwiches from $7.

WHAT TO DO

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 N. Sixth St.

217-558-8934

www.alplm.org

Covers Lincoln’s life from boyhood in Kentucky to assassination in Washington. Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $12.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

426 S. Seventh St.

217-492-4150

www.nps.gov/liho

Pick up free timed tickets for house tours in the visitor center, which also contains exhibits and a gift shop. Other period homes also open for self-guided tours. Daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices

Sixth and Adams streets

217-785-7289

See where Lincoln practiced his pre-presidential trade. Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the day after Labor Day to April 30; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m daily all other times. Free.

Old State Capitol

1 Old State Capitol Plaza

217-785-7960

Peek into rooms where signficant Lincoln moments happened. Free tours. Same hours as the law offices.

INFORMATION

www.visit-springfieldillinois.com

A.S.

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