Springfield in a Day Part 2

Following our visit to Lincoln’s home, we traveled a few blocks over to the Old Capitol Building. This is where Lincoln spent much of his working time prior to being elected President. This is also where his body lay in state after his assassination.  It was surreal to be in the place where such a beloved President lay for all of the adoring citizens came to pay their respects.  The room was entirely cleared out during this time aside from the portrait of George Washington which still stands to this day.

Just outside the Old Capitol Building is the location of Lincoln’s Law Offices.  They are currently being remolded, but we peeked in the windows.  They also have a plaque detailing his time spent there.  They also have a few statues outside of the Lincoln family, which Andrew was more than happy to pose with.


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