Springfield Guide Book

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Springfield Guide Book

Neighborhoods

In the heart of our city, 1/2 block away, stands the Old State Capitol, a reconstruction of Illinois' statehouse from 1840 to 1876. See and experience the Old State Capitol by taking a guided or self-guided walk through the historic site. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions as you view the building. The site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
South Old State Capitol Plaza
In the heart of our city, 1/2 block away, stands the Old State Capitol, a reconstruction of Illinois' statehouse from 1840 to 1876. See and experience the Old State Capitol by taking a guided or self-guided walk through the historic site. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions as you view the building. The site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sightseeing

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum documents the life of the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, and the course of the American Civil War. Combining traditional scholarship with 21st-century showmanship techniques, the museum ranks as one of the most visited presidential libraries.
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
112 North 6th Street
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum documents the life of the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, and the course of the American Civil War. Combining traditional scholarship with 21st-century showmanship techniques, the museum ranks as one of the most visited presidential libraries.
The Dana–Thomas House is a home in Prairie School style designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built 1902–04 for patron Susan Lawrence Dana, it is located along East Lawrence Avenue in Springfield, Illinois.
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Dana Thomas House
300 East Lawrence Avenue
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The Dana–Thomas House is a home in Prairie School style designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built 1902–04 for patron Susan Lawrence Dana, it is located along East Lawrence Avenue in Springfield, Illinois.
The Vachel Lindsay House is a historic house museum at 603 South 5th Street in Springfield, Illinois. Built in 1848, it was the birthplace and lifelong home of poet Vachel Lindsay. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.
Vachel Lindsay Home
603 South 5th Street
The Vachel Lindsay House is a historic house museum at 603 South 5th Street in Springfield, Illinois. Built in 1848, it was the birthplace and lifelong home of poet Vachel Lindsay. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.
Edwards Place is a historic house located at 700 North 4th Street in Springfield, Illinois. The house was begun in 1833 in the Greek Revival style, making it one of the oldest houses in Springfield. Additions in 1836 and 1843, and a major rebuild/expansion in 1857, created the Italianate house preserved today.
Springfield Art Association/Edwards Place Historic Home
700 N 4th St
Edwards Place is a historic house located at 700 North 4th Street in Springfield, Illinois. The house was begun in 1833 in the Greek Revival style, making it one of the oldest houses in Springfield. Additions in 1836 and 1843, and a major rebuild/expansion in 1857, created the Italianate house preserved today.
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Illinois State Capitol Building
401 South 2nd Street
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Kidzeum of Health and Science
412 East Adams Street
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site preserves the Springfield, Illinois home and related historic district where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861, before becoming the 16th president of the United States. The presidential memorial includes the four blocks surrounding the home and a visitor center.
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site
413 South 8th Street
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site preserves the Springfield, Illinois home and related historic district where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861, before becoming the 16th president of the United States. The presidential memorial includes the four blocks surrounding the home and a visitor center.
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site is a reconstruction of the former village of New Salem in Menard County, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1831 to 1837. https://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com/
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Lincoln's New Salem
15588 History Ln
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Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site is a reconstruction of the former village of New Salem in Menard County, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1831 to 1837. https://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com/
The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln; his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln; and three of their four sons, Edward, William, and Thomas. It is located in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
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Lincoln Monument Association
1500 Monument Avenue
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The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln; his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln; and three of their four sons, Edward, William, and Thomas. It is located in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

Food scene

The Market supports small local farms and local growers by providing an open-air venue to sell their goods in the heart of Springfield. https://www.downtownspringfield.org/old-capitol-farmers-market/
Old Capitol Farmers Market
The Market supports small local farms and local growers by providing an open-air venue to sell their goods in the heart of Springfield. https://www.downtownspringfield.org/old-capitol-farmers-market/
American eatery (since 1884) emphasizing local produce, along the storied Route 66. http://maldaners.com/
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Maldaner's Restaurant
222 South 6th Street
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American eatery (since 1884) emphasizing local produce, along the storied Route 66. http://maldaners.com/
Located at the heart of downtown Springfield, La Piazza offers authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy and convenient cafe style atmosphere. Discover the amazing flavor, texture and incredible aroma of La Piazza’s authentic, world-class Neapolitan style pizza, which is baked to perfection in a traditional brick oven imported from Naples, Italy. https://www.lapiazzaci.com/
La Piazza Cucina Italiana
220 South 6th Street
Located at the heart of downtown Springfield, La Piazza offers authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy and convenient cafe style atmosphere. Discover the amazing flavor, texture and incredible aroma of La Piazza’s authentic, world-class Neapolitan style pizza, which is baked to perfection in a traditional brick oven imported from Naples, Italy. https://www.lapiazzaci.com/
Across the street from the Governor's Mansion, this upscale restaurant is a spacious, relaxed setting for American fare, a cocktail lounge with small plates & a seasonal patio. loukinenson4th.com
Loukinens' On Fourth
517 South 4th Street
Across the street from the Governor's Mansion, this upscale restaurant is a spacious, relaxed setting for American fare, a cocktail lounge with small plates & a seasonal patio. loukinenson4th.com
A unique Casual fine dining restaurant located in The Saint Nicholas, a historic high-rise apartment building in the heart of downtown Springfield, Illinois. With our distinctive three-price-point menu offerings, patrons can enjoy casual yet upscale dining at all levels. Come in for a romantic dinner for two, drop by with colleagues and friends for small plates, or converse over cocktails with the locals at The Bleu Bar while checking out events on our quiet TVs. Step back in time and enjoy an evening where famous figures such as Ulysses S. Grant, Marilyn Monroe, and Presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon have stayed. https://nu-voh-at-the-saint-nicolas.business.site/
Nu-Voh at the Saint Nicholas
400 East Jefferson Street
A unique Casual fine dining restaurant located in The Saint Nicholas, a historic high-rise apartment building in the heart of downtown Springfield, Illinois. With our distinctive three-price-point menu offerings, patrons can enjoy casual yet upscale dining at all levels. Come in for a romantic dinner for two, drop by with colleagues and friends for small plates, or converse over cocktails with the locals at The Bleu Bar while checking out events on our quiet TVs. Step back in time and enjoy an evening where famous figures such as Ulysses S. Grant, Marilyn Monroe, and Presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon have stayed. https://nu-voh-at-the-saint-nicolas.business.site/
A Springfield landmark sports bar boasting the coldest drinks and best beer garden! 115 N 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701
The Alamo
115 North 5th Street
A Springfield landmark sports bar boasting the coldest drinks and best beer garden! 115 N 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701
Coffee drinks, pastries, breakfast fare & sandwiches are served in relaxed, contemporary environs.
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Cafe Moxo
411 East Adams Street
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Coffee drinks, pastries, breakfast fare & sandwiches are served in relaxed, contemporary environs.
Typical Springfield downtown bar...enjoy. https://www.facebook.com/brewhaus.bar1/about/?ref=page_internal
Brewhaus
617 E Washington St
Typical Springfield downtown bar...enjoy. https://www.facebook.com/brewhaus.bar1/about/?ref=page_internal
Great place near the Lincoln Homesite. Casual, family-friendly brewpub with craft beer, whiskey & modern pub fare, plus bocce ball courts.
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Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery
500 South 6th Street
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Great place near the Lincoln Homesite. Casual, family-friendly brewpub with craft beer, whiskey & modern pub fare, plus bocce ball courts.

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