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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
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2175588844
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham...

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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MUST STOP attraction. Amazing history, museum, and live theatrical performances.

While our time traveling through Springfield was brief, it was worth every penny and minute of time to take in this national treasure of a museum, dedicated to the life of Abraham... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While our time traveling through Springfield was brief, it was worth every penny and minute of time to take in this national treasure of a museum, dedicated to the life of Abraham Lincoln, ($15 for adults and $6 for kids). We had just over an hour to take in the museum and were able to see some of the large... More 

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Galena,IL
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Not to be missed Presidential Museum and and Library. Wonderful exhibits, films, gift shop and staff. Loved all the enthusiastic volunteers.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely awesome weekend getaway with the fan. Kids 7 & 5-yr old had a blast. Visited New Salem on Friday and then spent Saturday morning at the home and library. Great hotels downtown within walking distance of all the fun, too!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect. What a pleasant surprise! The videos were amazing and should not be missed. Be prepared for startling special effects! It was so interesting and can be done at your own pace. We were not bothered by large school groups though there were many in attendance. Glad kids are taken to this important treasure.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a few hours in Springfield so spent them at The Lincoln Museum. So impressed with the displays, movies and building. Exhibits are well done with great attention to each area of President Lincoln's life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time you walk into the museum to the time you leave you are captivated with every thing in it. Be sure to see the two informational movies and if you do in the correct sequence one ends and the second begins about four minutes later.. Staff is extremely helpful and time flies when you are in the museum.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best museums we've ever been too! Great 'movie', detailed interactive displays, very well laid out, plenty of friendly volunteer docents to assist and add insight, easily accessible to parking and dining and other historic sites! Thru Dec 2017 they have a Cardinals/Cubs rivalry exhibit that's quite good too! Had hoped to take Amtrak in and out of... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum had several hologram movies that were entertaining. There were just three areas of display but all worth viewing. I didn't find the staff to be overly friendly despite numerous volunteers. Parking is extra in garages nearby.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a monumental amount of information and displays here. I wish we had longer than 3 hours. We could have easily spent 6-8 hours there. Wonderful recreation of Abraham Lincoln's life and family. I would highly recommend the visit.

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Rain changed our plans, so we visited the museum right as they opened. Friendly staff, great history, highly recommend both presentations( Disney quality). The Cubs vs Cardinals exhibit was cool too.

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