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The Lincoln Experience

Private Tour

Lincoln Funeral at Old Capitol

The Lincoln home decorated for the funeral held in Springfield May 3-4, 1865. Lincolns horse "Old Bob" is seen out front wearing a black mourning blanket.

“A private tour that includes entry into 3 main Lincoln sites; the Lincoln home, the old state capitol, and the Lincoln Tomb.”

The Lincoln Special

"You’ll hear human stories of Lincoln; the father, husband, a lawyer, and an aspiring politician."

Garret Moffett typically guides this half day private guided tour that moves at your pace. This is a private tour that you hire me for and includes entry into 3 main Lincoln sites; the Lincoln home, the Old State Capitol, and the Lincoln Tomb where I’ll guide you through the Lincoln history and tell you stories well beyond the constraints of site interpreters. You’ll hear about Lincoln’s funeral in in Springfield, his final farewell. And once I found out what intrigues you about Lincoln I can then tell you stories towards your interest so you can connect to the Lincoln history. 

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Lincoln's Springfield horse drawn hearse

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Springfield mourners waiting the arrival of the Lincoln Special at the depot

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Springfield mourners entering into the Old State Capitol for Lincoln's repose

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Soldiers guarding over Abraham and Willie Lincoln in the receiving vault

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Tomb of Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, ILL

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Lincoln's funeral catafalque in the Illinois House of Representatives Old State Capitol

"I want us to part ways having your own memorable Lincoln experience to influence you for a lifetime."

This tour may not be for everyone, it is intensive Lincoln, and not an average site tour.

This tour is available all year around!

(Subject to Historic Site Hours)

Tour Details: We’ll typically meet at 10am inside the Lincoln home visitor center, 426 s.7th St. on your tour date. I’ll facilitate your tour through Lincoln’s home, then we walk the street talking about the Lincoln’s home life. Then we’ll drive downtown a few blocks away and I’ll tour you through the Old State Capitol where Lincoln served in the legislature. And then we’ll drive out to the cemetery and I’ll tour you through the Lincoln Tomb where the history will come full circle as we pay our respects. It takes four hours to do these three main Lincoln sites justice, but as time allows we can drive by other sites, but we’ll move at your pace. If you need to take a break for a snack or lunch we can do that without costing you time, or we can tour straight through. If your party is five or less we can use my vehicle.


Private Tour

Private Groups Only From 1 to 12 People.

This tour is in high demand and dates do fill quickly during peak tour season.

Inquiries made on arrival in town accepted, I might be available the next morning.

All of our fall tours will follow CDC and State of Illinois COVID guidelines for everyone’s health and safety as much as possible. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.