History Comes Alive: Celebrating 10 Years!

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We can’t wait to share the 2019 History Comes Alive lineup with you as our signature summer program commemorates its 10th Anniversary this June 1 – August 10, 2019. We're pulling out all the stops to make this season the best EVER with activities seven days a week! Even more exciting - most events are FREE!


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We’ll share more details as they become available with a full schedule of events. Until then stay up to date by signing up for our E-Newsletter.


What is History Comes Alive?

Imagine stepping back in time to the Springfield that Abraham Lincoln knew before he became president. What was it like to be one of his neighbors? What kind of games did the kids play? What was the music like in the 1850's? How on earth did everyone get by without the internet? Or even a telephone!?

Come celebrate 10 years of History Comes Alive in Springfield this summer and learn more about a man who would become one of the most beloved presidents in American history. You'll be able to meet President Abraham Lincoln in person with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, as he delivers his famous Gettysburg Address, the Farewell Address at Lincoln Depot or in their backyard to take that perfect Instagram photo with you!

We have a huge cast of characters for you to interact with during your visit to Springfield this summer. 18th President Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War General John Logan, and Black Hawk all make appearances as do Civil War soldiers, the Ladies Soldiers Aid Society, the Lincolns' neighbors and musical performers from the 19th century.

Make plans now for your visit to Always Legendary Springfield, filled with unique experiences that will create lasting memories for years to come.