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Top artifacts at historic Abraham Lincoln sites

Visit a Lincoln historic site for a memorable experience
Visit a Lincoln historic site for a memorable experience
AP Photo/Kelly J. Huff

Here is a list of the top artifacts and features of local Abraham Lincoln sites. Knowing what to look for is helpful in making your visit more memorable.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site – Lincoln’s birthday chair, thought to be the chair where Lincoln sat to remove his boots
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum – Lincoln’s stovepipe hat, purchased by Lincoln in the 1850s
Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site – Lincoln’s surveying tools, lost in a court-ordered auction to pay off his debts, but returned after being purchased by a friend
Old Capitol State Historic Site – Desk thought to have been used by Lincoln as a legislator
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site – The Lindsay Home, the former home of Clark and Ann Smith, brother-in-law and sister of Mary Todd Lincoln
Lincoln Depot – Set of steps where Lincoln delivered his Farewell Address to Springfield on his way to Washington, D.C. for the presidency
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site – Original bench from the William Conkling law office where Lincoln monitored the results of the 1860 presidential campaign
Lincoln Tomb – Statuary inside and outside the Tomb building


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