Pasfield Tours & Links

“The Pasfield House is an entertaining and educational must for architectural buffs or anyone interested in early Illinois history.”
~ Tony Leone, Pasfield House

The Pasfield House has been praised as a top tourist destination for anyone wishing to learn about the Springfield community leaders at the time when Lincoln married, practiced law and was elected President. Hear Springfield Stories, ones about a town that grew out of a settlement of squatters into a frontier Illinois county seat to become the seat of Illinois State Government. Springfield will always be known first and foremost as Mr. Lincoln's home town but it is also where other national political figures, pioneer industrialists, and socially conscience people made a permanent imprint on America.

The Pasfield House has been praised as a top tourist destination for anyone wishing to learn about the Springfield community leaders at the time when Lincoln married, practiced law and was elected President. Hear Springfield Stories, ones about a town that grew out of a settlement of squatters into a frontier Illinois county seat to become the seat of Illinois State Government. Springfield will always be known first and foremost as Mr. Lincoln's home town but it is also where other national political figures, pioneer industrialists, and socially conscience people made a permanent imprint on America.

Visiting tour groups to Springfield may wish to book a luncheon, dinner or tea alone with and entertaining lecture and or video at the Pasfield House. We would like to point out, that after their group luncheon or dinner; tourists of history will be well briefed and able to better venture out on their own. This tour may just be the best start to a rewarding cultural experience while you’re in Springfield, Illinois.

Weekday Summer Tourist Schedule

If you're tourist travelers not with a group we open the doors of the Pasfield House by appointment from June 15th to October 15th Monday through Friday Our proximity to the State Capitol Visitor's Center with free parking makes us a great place to begin your Springfield tour. We'd be delighted to help kick off your tour of Springfield Historic Homes or to provide you with a MASS Pass – a guide to local museums and other sites.

The architecture design of the former residence of George Pasfield is a result of his visit to the 1892 Columbian Exposition in Chicago – the greatest of all world's fairs. The fair revolutionized building styles creating a classical revival movement throughout America. When George Pasfield attended, he was so impressed with the style of classical architecture detail of the numerous state pavilions. Returned to Springfield he built his home unlike anyone of the time.

We'll point you to other historic homes available for tour in Springfield and may also coordinate a customized Springfield Historic Home tour for your group. The Springfield Historic Homes are as diverse a group as one might find in central or southern Illinois. Visitors who visit the Pasfield House may view a PBS television special on its architectural significance.

Pasfield House owner Tony Leone will be on site to tell the lesser-known Springfield stories – the stories of a town that grew from a settlement of squatters into a frontier Illinois county seat, and while ultimately became the seat of Illinois government. Possibly the best place to start exploring Springfield, we think you'll be well versed by the time you leave the Pasfield House and venture out on your own to experience Mr. Lincoln's home town.