Springfield is the proud home of Sangamon Dock and state capital of Illinois. Springfield is known as the Land of Lincoln with many historic sites such as The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, Lincoln’s Home, Law Office & Tomb. The Old State Capitol anchors the beautiful downtown scenery and sets the scene for many festivals such as the Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Old Capitol Art Fair. One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most unique designs, The Dana-Thomas House, is another wonderful site that must be visited.
Springfield was a leader in US watchmaking in the late 19th century and home of the Illinois Watch Company. It was one of the cities largest employers and eventually sold out to Hamilton Watch Company in 1927. Pocket watches from Illinois Watch Company such as the Bunn Special and Sangamo Special are still highly sought-after by watch enthusiasts around the world.
We love Springfield as it offers big city thrills with the small town community vibes. Contact us if you are travelling through Springfield and would love visit some sites together.
Springfield Historic Sites
Beautiful Illinois Landscape
Route 66 Mother Road Festival
Springfield, IL Attractions