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History Comes Alive: A Living History Program

History Comes Alive
History Comes Alive

History Comes Alive

History Comes Alive

History Comes Alive

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It's happening before your very eyes, it's everywhere. History lives in Springfield. Throughout the entire year, many sites and attractions in historic Springfield will be brimming with free live performances and fun activities that will transport you and your family back in time – to the Springfield Abraham Lincoln knew and loved. From storytelling and interaction with costumed interpreters to visits with Mr. Lincoln, himself, this is a trip to the past you won't want to miss!

This summer you'll find Living History happening seven days a week from June 2nd through August 24th. Watch historical vignettes with Lincoln's neighbors or catch Mr. Lincoln sitting or studying under a tree in his own backyard at Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Join Mr. Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum for some "Back-Porch" stories, a speech, or just visit him in the White House Kitchen. Or, visit the Old State Capitol and "Meet General Grant" or one of the "Boys in Blue" from the Civil War.

Start planning your trip now. Click on the "Event Search" button, enter your dates, and you'll find a full listing of all of the History Comes Alive events happening during your visit. Check back often as we're always adding additional events. And, be sure to check our Getaway Packages section for special hotel packages designed just for you.

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