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Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

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Springfield, US
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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Springfield with the Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour. Embark on a captivating journey through the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, America's 16th President. This tour takes you through the historic streets of Springfield, offering a glimpse into Lincoln's humble beginnings, illustrious law career, and the pivotal moments that shaped a nation. From the iconic Lincoln Home to the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, every corner of this city is steeped in history waiting to be discovered. With a unique password and an easy-to-use app, you can explore at your own pace and delve into the rich past of this remarkable city. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to walk in the footsteps of a legend. Book your Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour now and unlock the secrets of the past.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 1 hours - 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Explore the historic streets of Springfield
  • Retrace the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln
  • Visit the iconic Lincoln Home
  • Immerse yourself in the legacy of America's 16th President
  • Discover the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Easy-to-use app: download action’s tour guide app onto your phone
  • Engaging storytelling: uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
  • Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. proven with tons of rave reviews!
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
  • Comprehensive route and stops: see it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
  • Go at your own pace: start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
  • Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories.
  • Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. easy to use!
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations

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Introduction

Experience the captivating history of Springfield and get to know Abraham Lincoln like never before with the Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour. This unique tour allows you to explore the 16th president's old neighborhood, visit the home where he lived, and even stop by his old law office. As you walk through these historic sites, your audio guide will provide fascinating insights and stories, revealing the man behind the myth. Get ready to don your top hat and embark on a picturesque stroll that will transport you back in time.

What to expect?

With the Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour, you can anticipate an immersive experience that brings history to life. The tour is designed to be easy to use, with stories playing automatically based on your GPS location. You can enjoy a hands-free experience as you listen to professionally narrated stories, watch videos, and read informative text. The tour also includes offline use, so you don't need a cell signal or Wi-Fi to access the audio guide and map. You'll have access to a full itinerary, travel tips, and even hidden gems along the way. Plus, you can use the tour at your own pace, on any day and at any time.

Who is this for?

The Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, Abraham Lincoln fans, and anyone looking to delve into the rich history of Springfield. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor to the area, this tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the city and gain a deeper understanding of Abraham Lincoln's life and legacy. It is suitable for all ages and can be enjoyed individually or with friends and family.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour offers a multitude of unique selling points and advantages. Firstly, the tour provides an immersive and interactive experience, allowing you to truly connect with the history of Springfield and Abraham Lincoln. The audio guide offers in-depth insights and captivating stories that bring the sites to life. Additionally, the tour is flexible, allowing you to explore at your own pace and on your own schedule. The offline use feature means you can enjoy the tour without worrying about cell signal or Wi-Fi availability. Lastly, the tour provides access to a wealth of information, including a full itinerary, travel tips, and even hidden gems, ensuring you don't miss a thing during your visit to Springfield.

Good to know

After booking the Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour, you will receive an email with instructions to download the Tour Guide App by Action. Once downloaded, you can enter your unique password and access your tour. It is important to have good internet or Wi-Fi access during this process. The tour does not have an expiration date, so you can use it at any time, from the moment you book and beyond. However, please note that this tour does not include entrance fees to attractions such as the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, which has a separate entry fee of $10. It is recommended to check the opening hours of attractions before your visit.

Reviews

Those who have experienced the Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour have shared their satisfaction with the tour's performance. Travelers have praised the tour for its immersive and informative nature, with the audio guide providing a deeper understanding of Abraham Lincoln's life and the historical significance of Springfield. Many have appreciated the flexibility of the tour, allowing them to explore at their own pace and on their own schedule. The offline use feature and comprehensive information provided have also been highlighted as valuable aspects of the tour. Overall, reviews indicate that the Springfield Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour is a must-do for history enthusiasts and a fantastic way to experience the rich history of Springfield.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center

Pause at the intersection with 8th Street. Check out the house across the street, on the corner, to the left of the road. It’s a tan house with green shutters. That’s Abraham Lincoln’s home, the only house he’d ever bought and paid for.

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Dean House

Pause here and look at the big brown house with green shutters to our left. This is the Dean House. And who were the Deans you might ask? A smart woman with a prospector husband, that’s who! Harriet Dean bought this land just days before her husband Frederick left to look for gold in California. He found no gold, but came back to Springfield to find a cozy home. Sounds pretty good to me. Plus, who wouldn’t want to live next to the Lincolns?

First Presbyterian Church

Notice the red brick church across the street on our left? That’s the First Presbyterian Church, also known as the Lincoln Family Church. The Lincolns first came here in 1850 after the death of their three-year-old son Edward. It was a devastating loss for both of them. They came to church to find solace and meaning.

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

Pause here and look at the three-story brick building on our left. This is where Lincoln worked in the mid-1800s. Clients would come to the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices. Imagine you’re one of them! You’re here because of a dispute between you and your neighbor over some chickens. They’ve been wandering off, destroying your vegetable and flower gardens. You seek counsel from either Abraham Lincoln or his partner William H. Herndon. These were their law offices.

Old State Capitol State Historic Site

Take your time admiring the Old Capitol State Building on our right. You can’t miss it! We just saw Lincoln’s law office. Now this is where his political career really ramped up. Springfield residents may not all have had personal contact with Lincoln the Lawyer, but they probably did with Lincoln the Politician! Shaking hands, telling jokes and attending public events, Lincoln was everywhere. And standing at six-foot-four, he was hard to miss!

Union Square Park

The papers Lincoln is holding here are his second inaugural address, delivered in March of 1865. The Civil War was nearing its end. Slavery in the United States would soon be abolished. And a month later Lincoln would be shot dead. We’ll hear more about all of these things soon. For now, here is perhaps the most famous excerpt from Lincoln’s speech:

Lincoln Statue

Here we see a different, more pensive version of Lincoln. He’s clutching his coat against the cold, looking at something far away. What could he be thinking of? His time in Springfield, his hopes and dreams? Or maybe he’s bracing himself for war.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Pause here. On our left stands the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. This massive library is 50 percent larger than any other devoted to a US president. Inside are presidential documents, early drafts of speeches, and more, though the most valuable artifacts are available only for research purposes. The museum also features life-size dioramas portraying Lincoln’s life.

Lincoln Depot

This red brick building near the train tracks on the corner of East Monroe is Lincoln Depot. No, it wasn’t named that in Lincoln’s day. It was just known as The Depot, but it’s from here where Lincoln’s hands became bruised from shaking so many hands. He was saying goodbye to his friends, colleagues and hundreds of complete strangers. Lincoln was on his way to Washington, about to be sworn in as the next president of the United States.

Lincoln Monument Association

This is the final resting place for Abraham Lincoln, Mary and three of their four sons. It was Mary’s choice that her husband be buried here. The family is together again here at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Reviews

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Daria_B

Walking in places that our President lived! Amazing feeling. The app guidance was very good . So many interesting stories!

Kay_W

Did not function well. Took long time to get to run. Would either start early or too late. No additional info

Christopher_lonewolf

The stories took me on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. It was just awesome. Well this tour guide is great for people visiting Illinois. There's a lot more to explore in this city, like historic museums and stuff ... The parks were relaxing and calm. Missed the Lincoln tomb because it was quite far. I'm glad the weather was cool. I enjoyed a lot.

isabellarN4985RN

Good insightful information and stories. App is easy to use, provided you explore it beforehand. Would recommend this tour to anyone exploring Springfield.
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