After a night in Chicago, we stopped in Springfield, IL on the way to St. Louis to see the house Abe Lincoln lived in before his presidency. Before we left for our trip, we checked out many books about Honest Abe from the library Allie actually finished earning a Girl Scout patch during our visit too! We learned all about what he is remembered for and the important things he accomplished as our 16th president. Both Allie and Ayden were excited for the visit...and to get out of the car.
We dressed in our red, white and blue...and these little park rangers earned a junior ranger badge too!
|Allie opening Abe's front door!|
|Lincoln Logs and stove pipe hats!|
Next we ventured over to Lincoln's tomb. Wow!! What a historical sight...the resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary and three of their four sons. We made sure to rub Abe's gold nose for good luck (before and after our trip inside the tomb).
I'm so glad my kids had the opportunity to learn about and see a little bit of our American history.