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Edwards Place

700 N. 4th, Springfield, IL 62702

Historic Sites

Built in 1833, this Italianate mansion was part of the social center of Springfield in its day. Nearly all of Illinois' most prominent citizens and politicians, including the Lincolns, were entertained here.

The Edwards Place tells the story of social and domestic life in antebellum Springfield. A center for social activity, prominent citizens and politicians such as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were entertained at lavish dinner parties and picnics here. Your visit to Edwards Place will include a tour of this wonderful Italianate mansion and its fascinating collection of furnishings, including the courting couch on which Mary and Lincoln sat while they were courting.

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The Questioneers at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Musuem •  Feb 16 – May 05 @ 9AM

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A Thousand Horses brings their The Highway Sound Tour to Boondocks on April 27th.

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UIS Performing Arts Center •  Apr 30 – May 01 @ 6PM

Bluey and the Heelers take the stage at UIS Performing Arts Center April 30 and May 1.

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