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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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I have been here several times it never gets old. There are so many things to see and the two movies are always a must. The kids love going here also there are lots of activities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Pocahontas, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times it never gets old. There are so many things to see and the two movies are always a must. The kids love going here also there are lots of activities for the kids that also are fun for the whole family

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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Went here a couple of time over the past couple years with our Boy Scout Troop. The movies are very informative and entertaining.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is a must see- very informative in a high tech way. Wax figures in Tableau bring Lincoln and contemporaries to life illustrating key moments during his presidency and his life as a boy, young man, and in Springfield. Holographic figures shout at you all the different viewpoints Lincoln faced when he issued the Emancipation Proclamation.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Arrive at 9 to get a head start over the crowds by 10am. Don't miss the shows in theaters. Very comprehensive history lesson and Staff helpful. Nice museum shop at exit for tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I never made to the library portion of the complex as I spent three hours in the museum. They have overlooked nothing that pertains to President Lincoln. Every aspect of his life, public and private, triumphs and tragedies, are presented. What a museum should be, detailed and immaculate. Of course, there are a number of interactive displays, as well as... More 

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Trenton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Make the two short movies in their theatres a top priority to see! A wonderful museum with lots of artifacts, movies, interactives, etc. We learned so much more than what our teachers ever taught us in history class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great way to show case our history. Making learning fun for all ages. Love the shows and characters.

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Springfield, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

All about Lincoln. Whether you are interested in browsing or digging down into the detail, this is the place for you. A walkthrough takes about 2 hours. Uses modern technology. My personal favorite is the Civil War in 4 minutes - you can watch the north/south boundaries change and the casualty count rise - truly amazing. This is only one... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you could only visit one place in Springfield, this is it. Well layed out with numerous exhibits showing Lincoln's life. Two short movies are very informative and entertaining. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It takes a couple or more hours to see and read everything in the museum, so allow plenty of time. As a suggestion, kids... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic museum. Allow at least two hours to tour. There is a short holographic presentation about the Ghosts of the Library and a slightly longer presentation about life reflected in the eyes of Lincoln. Two self-guided tours take you through the life of Lincoln from his boyhood in Kentucky, his rise in politics in Illinois and life... More 

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Additional Information about Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Address: 212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 800-610-2094
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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