I don’t think we stayed in Springfield very long. I remember going to Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, which is another historical town recreation, similar to Williamsburg. This one made more of an impression, I think, because a television miniseries had been filmed here just prior to our visit. I cannot for the life of me remember what miniseries it had been, but at least I had some frame of reference for the buildings, aside from “these are recreations of buildings that were here when Abraham Lincoln lived here in the mid-1800s.”
We also toured the house that Abraham Lincoln had lived in when he and Mary Todd Lincoln lived in Springfield. It was, as they all are, really, a house.
I don’t remember going into either the Illinois State Capitol building or the Old State Capitol Historic Site, but I do remember seeing the outside of both. I think we may have just driven through Springfield on our way to our next destination, Lexington, Kentucky.