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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 30 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Libraries, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library...
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Type: Libraries, History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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farnham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Having been to other Presidential Library's this was a must see. We were however very disappointed with the Disneyesque mock ups of his early life. I don't know how long ago this was set up but it seemed very out of date for its purpose and needs a revamp. The only really good thing was the living map of the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Well worth taking time to visit, if in the area. It is well located and parking is accessible. The museum is very impressive and includes two theatres with excellent performances, as well as giving a good chronological description of Lincoln's wife.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

As a lifelong resident of Illinois, I get kind of tired of the constant pimping out of Lincoln's legacy here, so I went into the Lincoln Presidential Library as a bit of a skeptic with very high expectations. They were completely exceeded by this museum. What a fantastic job they did presenting Lincoln's early life and presidency! Very thought provoking... More 

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naperville, illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum gives a great beginning to end story of Pres. Lincolns life. It is laid out very well, the staff is helpful. The displays help you uncover more about his presidency than what is taught in the schools. A great place for children to learn more about our history.

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Anytown, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You'll end up spending much longer here than you think you will. There's so much to see, and the displays are all top-notch. The theater shows are great. We loved seeing all of the artifacts, and the children loved the kids' play area where they could dress up in costumes and cook in a pioneer kitchen. Accessibility: The whole museum... More 

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Marseilles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We dropped our dogs off for grooming on a Thurs am and were the first people at the museum when it opened. Staff were friendly and happy to answer any questions. We spent over 3 hours here, the special exhibit alone was worth the entrance fee! I especially enjoyed the interactive exhibits, the retired teacher at the log cabin was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Lincoln Museum is a great example of a modern museum. It has several exhibits which feature recent technology and it is geared towards people of all ages. In just a few hours, one can learn much about the life and death of Lincoln.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There are few museums anywhere that can match this. Entertaining and takes great pains to be informative and accurate.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Awesome. The Ghosts of Lincoln show is very good. The entire museum is well done and worth the trip.

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visit family here every couple of years and have toured the Museum several times. It's really wonderful. This time we only shopped in the gift store for our son who is a history teacher. So many good choices, we left with two bags full! Don't miss this!

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