Welcome to Elijah Iles' House

  • Opening Saturay April 24 From 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    We plan to open for the public on Sat. 24 April, from noon to 4 pm. Maybe later in the year we can also open on Wednesdays, but right now the plan is only Saturdays. New exhibit: Art and furniture from the home of Phyllis Herndon Brissenden (d. 2019). Also, regular house tours. We no longer have any telephone. Please contact us via IlesHouse1998@gmail.com. Or, Elijah Iles House, PO Box 144, Springfield, IL 62705 for any mail.

  • A New Future for the Elijah Iles House

    Dear Iles House Member: We are pleased to let you know about a new vision for the Elijah Iles House. The Board of Directors has chosen to offer the Iles House and grounds to the National Park Service (NPS), thus assuring its care and maintenance for future generations. If accepted, the Iles House will become a part of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. This action is prompted by a proposal of The Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA) to reconstruct the Lincoln Cottage as it looked when t…


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