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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 800-610-2094
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Description: 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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Well worth the 4 hours we spent here.

This was a fascinating museum. It broadens your knowledge of both Lincoln and the Civil War. We came away with the feeling that the war was inevitable and yes, it really was about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was a fascinating museum. It broadens your knowledge of both Lincoln and the Civil War. We came away with the feeling that the war was inevitable and yes, it really was about keeping the Union together. The presentations were well done and interesting for people of all ages. Admission prices are reasonable. All US citizens should get to experience... More 

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We planned on spending at least three hours in the museum and ended up spending a little more than four and saw most everything the museum had to offer. The exhibits take you from Lincoln's early years to the White House years and you can spend as much time as you like looking around and reading more details. We both... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The hologram show was cheesy; the other multi-media show was compelling. The exhibits give you a lot to reflect on and is totally worth the price. You can skip the Spielberg exhibit across the street--it simply consists of some of the costumes and one set from his movie, Lincoln.

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Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful experience. There were so many unexpected things to see here, it was well worth the visit. Adult admission is $12 and you will need about 2 hours to take it all in. Take some time and look a the political cartoons from his day, it's eye opening to see how the media judged a president back then.

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to many presidential libraries and museums in the U.S. - Kennedy, Truman, Nixon, Carter, Jackson, McKinnly, Taft, etc. This one was absolutely great. I drove a couple hundred miles to see it and it was well worth the trip.

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The best biographical museum I have ever visited. Well worth the admission ($9 for seniors). The movies about Lincoln are high tech (i.e., Pixar). The displays are amazing. Allow 3-4 hours. Be sure to also see the Lincoln home which is within walking distance.

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Siler City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

On Sunday 8/16/15 Gwen and I were amazed upon entering the enormous hall of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. This massive room is dominated by a replica of Lincoln's humble birthplace on one side and the White House on the other. Before we entered the White House side of the room, Gwen shot this photo of me standing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Just spent a delightful three hours in the Lincoln presidential museum and library. It was completely engaging and inspiring, filled with a comprehensive history presented in an incredibly tender and compassionate way. It brings the Lincoln presidency and the Civil War to life. A must see.

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, incredible job from the very beginning, walls of Art from local students, I was amazed - The 1 room log cabin that Lincoln started his humble beginning, the determination to learn to read on his own to becoming our 16th president in the White House, the trauma the Abraham Lincoln endure from loosing his... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This Presidential Museum took heat in the museum community for it's Hollywood special effects. But this is one family that appreciated those effects! It brought history alive for my children.

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