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Edwards Place

Edwards Place was home to Benjamin and Helen Edwards and 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. Your visit to Edwards Place will include a tour of this wonderful Italianate mansion and its fascinating collection of furnishings, incluidng the courting couch on which Mary and Lincoln sat while they were courting.


700 N. Fourth Street Springfield, IL 62702




(217) 523-2631