Lincoln's Springfield Cottage

The original cottage where Abraham Lincoln and his family lived before it was expanded into what we now call the Lincoln Home will be reconstructed and opened to visitors under an initiative by the Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA). The ALA launched a $400,000 fund drive to acquire land in the 600 block of Eighth Street between Edwards and Cook and to design, construct, landscape, and furnish an accurate replica there of the original one-and-a-half-story, six-room Lincoln family dwelling.

We invite you to become a partner in the project, taking part in opportunities now and in the future. For more information, a planning report and more details can be found here (pdf). Follow the project at this website and on Facebook. You may also contribute to the project by clicking the donate button below.

Interview with Michael Burlingame