3. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, PetersburgGo back in time to explore the heritage village of New Salem, where historic Lincoln lived as a young adult, studied law and began politics. New Salem is meticulously reconstructed to be as it was in the 1830s, from the costumed residents to the blacksmith’s workshop, giving a glimpse into what pioneer life was really like when young Abe was throwing down his axe. 4. Old State Capitol, SpringfieldLincoln practiced law, served as a legislator and gave his famed House Divided speech on slavery in 1858 at the Old State Capitol. The building is a reconstruction of the original that served as the seat of State government and a centre of Illinois political life from 1839-1876. You can actually watch Illinois politics in action when the State government is in session. 1. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, SpringfieldExperience the entire Lincoln story under one roof at the USA’s most-visited presidential museum (and it’s in good company!). Discover Abe’s humble beginnings in an Indiana log cabin to his days as President in the White House. Enjoy the show in two ‘special effects theatres’ featuring historical ghosts and a Civil War battlefield and artifacts from Lincoln’s life, such as his iconic ‘stovepipe’ hat to an original copy of the Gettysburg Address.2. Lincoln Home, SpringfieldTake an intimate look into Lincoln’s private life on a tour of the Lincoln Home, the only house the great man ever owned. The Lincoln family lived here from 1844 until they left for Washington. The Home is located in a historic neighbourhood that looks much the same as it did in the mid-1800s, complete with wooden sidewalks. 5. Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, SpringfieldLincoln and his final law partner, William Herndon, held their law office on the top floor of this historic building from 1843 to 1852. Filled with clutter and makeshift furniture, the offices reveal what a normal day was like for Lincoln and Herndon. Today the building includes a visitor centre, federal courtrooms and attorney offices.6. Lincoln’s Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore, SpringfieldFollow a guide dressed in period costume who weaves spirited tales of Lincoln’s life during a night-time Lincoln’s Ghost Walk, an eerie, entertaining walking tour of downtown Springfield sites. Founder Garret Moffett based the tour partly on local lore about Lincoln’s bizarre visions and dreams, as well as on reported ghost sightings. Only go if you dare…ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTop 9 things to do in Washington DCWhere else on Earth can you find a park that’s home to a spaceship, the world’s tallest stone structure and a six metre-tall president?Yep, it’s free: 20 of the best free attractions in the UK Whether you’re looking for things to do during half term or simply looking for a wallet-friendly day out, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best things to do in the UK for free. From free family days out to hikes for hardened Harry Potter fans, there’s something…10 of the world’s most haunted hotelsHalloween’s just around the corner and to celebrate the year’s scariest month, we’ve found the world’s most haunted hotels. Check in and hope that you don’t check out too soon. ABRAHAM LINCOLN is one of the most loved, respected and well known heroes of history, not just in the USA but in the world, whether it’s for his role in the abolition of slavery in the US, or for his assassination.We go in search of the 16th President of the United States in Illinois, USA. Here are six places and things to do where you can find out more about the man they call Abe.