Thursday, June 14, 2012
Elijah Iles House Springfield, IL
The Elijah Iles Home, located at 628 South Seventh Street is considered to be one of the only original homes of Springfield to still be standing after over 170 years. Mr. Iles was one of the original founders of the city and he is best known for being Abraham Lincoln's captain in the Black Hawk War. The house constructed in the Greek Revival Style houses some of items of the Lincoln Family that was entrusted to the family when they moved to Washington to begin the Presidency.
Due to the limited hours we were unable to visit the Elijah Iles House on this visit to Springfield but plan to at some point this summer and when we do we will be sure to tell you everything about it. We drive by and noticed that the entry doors seemed very welcoming behind the pillars that line the front porch.
The Elijah Iles House is opened Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4pm, however they do close for the winter starting in December and reopen in April. To make an appointment to see the home you can call 217-492-5929. Admission is free however a donation is suggested in the amount of $3 per adult and $1.50 for children.
For information on this and other attractions in the Springfield area you can visit the Visitors Bureau and request a free copy of the 2012 guide as well as learn about the History Comes Alive program which begins in early June.
Thank you to the Springfield Visitors Center for working with us on these features, opinions are honest.
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