History Comes Alive


June 1 - August 10, 2020

Imagine stepping back in time to the Springfield that Abraham Lincoln knew before he became president. What was it like to be one of his neighbors? What kind of games did the kids play? What was the music like in the 1850's? how on earth did everyone get by without the Internet? Or even a telephone?!

We can't wait to shre the 2020 History Comes Alive lineup with you as our signature summer program commemorates its 11th Anniversary this June 1 - August 10, 2020. We're pulling out all the stops to make this season the best EVER with activities seven days a week! Even more exciting, most events are FREE!!

Click Here for the 2020 History Comes Alive schedule.

Make plans now for your visit to Always Legendary Springfield, filled with unique experiences that will create lasting memories for years to come.



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