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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
+1 217-558-8844
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Stunning collection beautifully displayed.

The Lincoln Museum/Library is a stunning place to learn more about Lincoln, his political life, his... read more

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OpenToNewAdventures
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Fort Wayne, IN
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I thought both the North and South positions were well represented in the museum. Well worth the... read more

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lynne1551
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum immerses you in Lincoln's world and time. Journey from a rustic Indiana cabin to the Executive Mansion in the nation's capitol; follow the fate of America's 16th president and share the joys and sorrows of a family - and a nation.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
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Reviewed yesterday

The Lincoln Museum/Library is a stunning place to learn more about Lincoln, his political life, his family, and the stunning challenges to the nation that happened during his presidency. We have visited several presidential libraries, and this one takes full advantage of the most recent...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I thought both the North and South positions were well represented in the museum. Well worth the time and expense.

Thank lynne1551
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly a world class exhibit with a variety of interesting venues. The movies and other presentations are excellent, and the museum artifacts are very worthwhile.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I thought this a wonderful experience both informative and entertaining. It is so much larger than what appears and it totally worth every penny in admission. Give yourself at least 2 hours.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is an amazing tribute to Mr. Lincoln. Friendly greeters, reasonably priced venue. Appreciate the discount given to vets and their spouses. Each display was well thought out. Shows were excellent, including some live actors This museum is a must-see!

Thank C O
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have toured a number of museums in our travels but this in definitely in the top tier. Talking to one of the founders they deliberately set out to tell a story instead of just having a collection of things. They have achieved their goal...More

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum was the best part of our trip to Springfield. We particularly enjoyed the "Ghosts of the Library" show--do not skip it! It was a bit odd to walk into the museum and immediately be greeted with the overpowering smell of the Subway restaurant...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a quick stop that my wife wanted to make as we passed through. Well 3 hours later, I was very impressed and enjoyed every minute. Lots to see and learn about Lincoln.

Thank Rick L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Teenagers: The museum was informative. We learned things we didn't know before. The time lapse of the civil war video was neat. There is a section where voices are being heard and you can read newspaper clippings. That was very interesting. The gift shop had...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Take your family or just you to visit. we spent all day here. Very interesting and great history facts.

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alchemista
18 June 2018|
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Response from Fran B | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. I was with a friend and she purchased a membership. It gave us admission for a year to this and many other museums around the country. Call the museum, they are very helpful. Enjoy your visit.
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greenhorn33
19 February 2018|
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It sure is!!!
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Beverly L
17 November 2017|
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Response from Sheila P | Reviewed this property |
No, that is not an option. It is not a national park.
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