As it looked in 1860,
when neighbors and supporters
gathered to urge Abraham Lincoln
to accept his nomination for U.S. President.
And as it appears today,
with much preserved inside and out
as it was in 1865
when his body was returned to Springfield
following his assassination.
. . . the living room where Abe enjoyed his cat,
received guests and played with his children,
. . . the kitchen where Mary oversaw the
preparation of home cooked meals,
. . . the banister and stairs he ascended
each evening for bed,
. . . the 3-seated privy out back,
. . . the door bell, still hanging in the front hallway,
. . . and his familiar stove pipe top hat
hanging forever still.
His home is preserved forever at
Eighth and Jackson Streets
in Springfield, Illinois,
and draws daily visitors
from around the world.