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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
800-610-2094
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Libraries
Owner description: In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum immerses you in Lincoln's world and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There was so much to see if you read all the information and look at every display. There are costumes, short films, my favorite was the holographic show. Also a film showing the Civil War in a few minutes - the location of all the battlefields on a map, the dates and how many died. There was a room devoted... More

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Missouri
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed visit more than I expected to - it is very well done. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Nice gift shop.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently visited the Lincoln Museum in Springfield and were very impressed. I visited with a group of 6 - ages 5 to upper 60's and we all enjoyed it. The movies are a must see and were very educational and held our boys attention (which is not always easy to do). There was a kids activity room - but... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Adult niece and I went. the library is mainly for research but the museum was well done. Believe it or not almost NO mention of 2nd inaugural address. Nothing in gift shop EXCEPT one copy in set of four documents.

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Southern Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great museum. The Ghosts in the Library is a must see!! Everything in the political cartoon room is slanted (just like political cartoons)--the picture frames, the walls, the doors, everything!! The curators did an excellent job of designing displays so that people of all ages could enjoy it - even if you are not a Lincoln history buff - you... More

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Columbus, OH
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Library and Museum before. It is not generally known but the costumes from the Lincoln movie are at the train station. What a treat to see them!! They are lovely. Seeing the Mary dresses up close was so inspiring. There was a Mr. Lincoln costume as well. The set for the cabinet room and office... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great museum! So glad we finally got to see and experience this venue! Lincoln the man, Lincoln the politician, Lincoln the husband and father! I learned a lot, and want to learn more...

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are within a day's drive of Springfield, don't miss the opportunity to visit this Museum. It's that good. The visit is an experiential one that takes you through his life from childhood through his regrettable assassination. The experience provides insights and understanding of his political and presidential challenges, leadership, and greatness.

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Chico, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Wow, fantastic museum. Saw a couple films about the Lincoln Library, and on his life as a father, husband and becoming a citizen of Springfield and then the President. Very well done. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Like most sites in Springfield, the place is loaded with historical information. We could breathe it in and feel the time and place of Abe's life and times.

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