History Comes Alive

It's happening before your very eyes, it's everywhere. History lives in Springfield. Throughout the entire year, many sites and attractions in historic Springfield will be brimming with free live performances and fun activities that will transport you and your family back in time – to the Springfield Abraham Lincoln knew and loved. From storytelling and interaction with costumed interpreters to visits with Mr. Lincoln, himself, this is a trip to the past you won't want to miss!

Start planning your trip now. Events change daily and weekly. Get the latest event list through our online calendar. To see only History Comes Alive events, be sure to select "History Comes Alive" in the search drop down. Also be sure to check our Getaway Packages section for special hotel packages designed just for you.


Download the Schedule

As the History Comes Alive schedule becomes available each week, we'll post the latest schedule here! 

History Comes Alive Schedule: July 28 - August 1 (PDF)

History Comes Alive Schedule: August 4 - 8 (PDF)