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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.
Please note: Edwards Place closed on April 28, 2014 for renovations.

 


700 N. Fourth Street Springfield, IL 62702

Area:

Downtown

Phone:

(217) 523-2631