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Vachel Lindsay Home, Springfield

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Vachel Lindsay House is a historic house museum at 603 South 5th Street in Springfield, Illinois. Built in 1848, it was the birthplace and lifelong home of poet Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931). It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency operates the house as a historic house museum and offers tours of the home that emphasize Vachel Lindsay's poetry and art. It is open seasonally.

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  • Our guide John was passionate in his presentation of the the house and the history of Vachel Lindsay. Even though we were not familiar with Vachel Lindsay we are now fans. We spent about an hour on...  more »
  • Again, I'm usually very positive, but I didn't get it, and there wasn't much to see. If you want to learn about Vachel Lindsay, the docents are willing to talk for hours.  more »
  • Lovely historic home, they also host social events and camps
  • Who doesn't love poetry?
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