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The Sitting Room of Lincoln's Home

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Opposite the parlor is the sitting room, located in the southwest corner. This room functioned much like today's family room and was a place where the Lincoln boys could be found playing.

The Lincoln family used the large room for entertaining as well. In 1859 Mary Lincoln wrote to a friend about a birthday party for their nine-year-old son. "Willie's birthday came off on the 21st of Dec. and as I had long promised him a celebration, it duly came off. Some 50 or 60 boys & girls attended the gala..."

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Beekay

They did like color and pattern didn't they!

cevas

It's a very cheerful room!
Great tour Lyndee.

Gladstone

The wallpaper wouldn't be my choice,
but this was over 150 years ago.

lyndee

Thanks everyone. A little busy for me but I guess it was the way they decorated back then.

SunnyBarb25

Great room, so warm and cozy :)

PLG1958

What a great room!

jan42ful

Very cozy and comfortable. Thanks so much Lyndee. Hugs.

Dilubreuer

Very cozy place...

kakirleis

Home is where the heart(h) is! So many years ago.

Graciela

Lots of history between these walls! great shot Lyndee