Susan Haake, the curator for Abraham and Mary Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois, leads the viewer on a room by room tour of the Lincoln home and yard. The Lincolns moved into the home in 1844 when their son Robert was nine months old. Their other three sons were born there, and Eddie died in the house. The Lincolns left Springfield after Abraham was elected president, renting it to the Tilton family. They intended to return to their Springfield home after Lincoln's presidency, but following his assassination, Mary decided to continue renting the house to the Tilton family rather than return to the home where she had so many memories.