History Comes Alive


6/5/2018 - 8/12/2018, Tuesdays - Sundays



Downtown Springfield, 109 N 7th St Springfield, IL 62701


Step into 19th century America when History Comes Alive this summer in Springfield. Visit our historic sites and interact with 19th century characters enjoy period music. You might even meet Mr. Lincoln himself! 

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! History Comes Alive will run through August.

Hear Civil War period music from the Lincoln Troubadours. Witness a moving flag lowering ceremony at the Lincoln Tomb. Hear "Music Lincoln Loved" weekly at the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon. Interact with 19th century characters at sites like the Lincoln Home, Old State Capitol and Lincoln Depot. Meet Mr. Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln! See demonstrations about life in 19th century Springfield. And much more!