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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent Museum Full of History, Definitely Recommended

Not only does this museum detail the life and career of president Lincoln but it gives you a... read more

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Chicago, Illinois

One of the best museums and interpretative centers I have visited. The staff was helpful and the... read more

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Corinth, Mississippi
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
212 N 6th St, Northeast corner of 6th and Jefferson, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
+1 217-558-8844
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Reviewed yesterday

Not only does this museum detail the life and career of president Lincoln but it gives you a glimpse of an era of division in the U.S. not unlike the present situation. We spent a full three hours at the museum which was a leisurely...More

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Reviewed yesterday

One of the best museums and interpretative centers I have visited. The staff was helpful and the exhibits well displayed. For those into Lincoln History this place is the Mecca

Thank BDoug53
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very surprised at the size of the museum and volume of information. This is a tour with about a 3 hour time allotment and will be rushing at that. Very worthwhile visit and would highly recommend.

Thank Mike1456
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is so well done. It is educational in an entertaining way. Be sure to park in the parking deck, not along the street. There is a two hour max for street parking. And that is not long enough to see and experience everything...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well done. Beautiful space. Helpful friendly docents. Also great place for kids’ education and enjoyment.

Thank JLWPennington_NJUSA
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so impressed with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, particularly with the presentation "movie" in the Holavision Theater. Everything in this museum is top notch.

Thank Trixie61
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are on a quest to visit all the US Presidential libraries so I’ll put this in the context of all the libraries we’ve been to which is seven. First, this consists of two large buildings the Museum and the Library. Parking for the Museum...More

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an excellent museum, easy to access and very well laid out. Plenty of parking in a multi storey car park over the road. The exhibits are well laid out with good descriptions alongside. The internal theatre was easy to access as we had...More

Thank Rosie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find the museum very well laid out with lots of interesting information about Abraham Lincoln. Real life like displays, pictures, audio presentation were very well worth the price and time. Staff was very helpful too.

Thank steelkaya06
Reviewed 1 week ago

well organized and clean well worth the visit easy to find, personnel very friendly. I would return in a minute filled in the gaps about Mr Lincoln

Thank Joe J
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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.
19 February 2018|
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Response from teeay65 | Reviewed this property |
It sure is!!!
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Response from Sheila P | Reviewed this property |
No, that is not an option. It is not a national park.