Lincoln Home

lincoln home

Abraham Lincoln (12 February 1809 – 15 April 1865) carried out the wishes of the 16th President of the United States of America. Lincoln was an office-bearer and an attorney, who is known to have greatly enhanced the federal government of the country and chiefly to obliterate the act of possessing slaves. He was probably one of the most sagacious and shrewd presidents of the United States and on several occasions regarded as the most unsurpassed president the United States ever elected. Abraham Lincoln received a gunshot in the head by John Wilkes Booth on the 14th of April, 1865 and breathed his last the following day on the 15th of April, 1865.

The legacy of this matchless individual is reinstated in a house called the Lincoln Home located in Springfield, Illinois. The house accommodates plentiful belongings of Abraham Lincoln in their restored phase. Lincoln resided in what is now known as the Lincoln Home from 1844 to 1861, shortly prior to being designated as the 16th President of the United States.

History:
Abraham Lincoln migrated from the village of New Salem to Springfield, Illinois where he acquired this particular place of residence. Springfield was the very place Lincoln came face to face with Mary Todd in her sister’s house, whom he later proposed and tied the knot within 1842. Lincoln Home was the solitary place of dwelling Abraham Lincoln ever had in his possession. Under this same roof, Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd brought four of his sons into this world. One of these was Edward Baker Lincoln, who often went by the name of Eddie Lincoln, went to his final resting place.

National Historic Site:
Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln endowed the State of Illinois with the Lincoln Home in 1887. Robert Lincoln had a yen for keeping the Lincoln Home safeguarded and to be taken care of. He also wished for the house to be instigated as a communal site where the public could visit the house free of cost. The Lincoln Home was eventually after a long period of time since Robert’s demands were specified as a National Historic Site on the 18th of August in 1971, but had been opened to the public in 1887 after Robert’s donation. The Lincoln Home now comes under and is overseen by the National Park Service.

The Lincoln Home is a two story house comprising of twelve rooms. The house includes a backyard, a kitchen, children’s room, Abraham Lincoln’s room, Mary Todd’s room, a guest bedroom, a formal salon and a room used for sedentary purposes. These rooms have restored items which were once made use of by Abraham Lincoln himself.

It remained the place of residence of Abraham and Mary Lincoln for a period of seventeen years. It was erected in 1839 and is now reestablished to its outward form during the 1860s. In the present days, people can acquire tickets to take a 30-minute excursion inside the Lincoln Home accompanied by a guide who will give details of every element existing inside the house.