Old State Capitol State Historic Site

6th St. & Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701- Map It
Phone: (217) 785-7960

AAA Editor Notes

Old State Capitol State Historic Site is at 6th and Adams sts. Begun in 1837, the building served as Illinois' fifth statehouse 1839-76. It was the scene of three of the four Illinois constitutional conventions, and the stage for Abraham Lincoln's famous “House Divided” speech in 1858. After Lincoln's assassination, his body lay in state in the House chambers. The stark dolomite facade contrasts with the elegant interior dominated by an impressive double staircase. Guided tours are available.
Hours: Open daily 9-5, May-Oct.; Wed.-Sun. 9-5, rest of year. Last tour begins 45 minutes before closing. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule and holiday hours.