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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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Great museum!

Loved this museum, went for the Lincoln pilgrimage! There was plenty to see to keep the kids entertained. The ghosts of the library was amazing! Easily done in a half day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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McHenry, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The Lincoln Presidential Library is free, however there is precious little about Lincoln. The current display is about the Grand Army of The Republic. Big Disappointment!! Now on to the Museum right across the street. There is charge and the displays are really outstanding. Many wax figures, live presentations very well done. This is a can't miss.....and there is so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Loved this museum, went for the Lincoln pilgrimage! There was plenty to see to keep the kids entertained. The ghosts of the library was amazing! Easily done in a half day.

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Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Incredibly done! Must see! So much history. Live characters while we were there. A Subway right in the place for food.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

What an amazing museum! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning about our 16th president.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I recently went to this museum to see the new items on display for the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. Having been to this museum twice before over the years, it was really nice that they still had items to put out and keep things fresh. None of the exhibits look dated or worn like you would maybe expect from... More 

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Sherrard, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is ten years old, downtown Springfield in a very nice facility. The thing that struck me was the diversity of approaches and media used to present the various components of Abe Lincoln's life. The museum dwells a lot on the Civil War, but that's what we remember Lincoln for, so to be expected. They also did a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have been twice. Once with my daughters class and once with my family. There are plenty of exibits to explore. Lots of photo ops for kids. I would love to spend more time reading information and looking at stuff at my own pace. The theater presentations were very entertaining. In one area there is a video map and time... More 

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Nauvoo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Loved the variety of methods this history was presented. So Interesting and engaging! I especially liked the map that showed the progress of the war over those years! It was very helpful in illustrating how the war affected different areas, especially the casualties!

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Lombard, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I went here on a trip with my kids and it was ok. I will say I had recently been to the Smithsonian in DC and this doesn't compare to something like that. It's a nice place and they have it set up well. There is just not a lot too it. We were done in under 90 minutes. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The museum appears small from the foyer area, but actually has many wonderful exhibits with tons of information. We enjoyed all of the artifacts and reconstructed parts of Lincoln's life.

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