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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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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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Amazing museum

My first visit to this museum, there are amazing displays. The "Ghosts in the Library " presentation was fabulous. It is appropriate for all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
kevin_taj_cox
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steeleville
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steeleville
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit to this museum, there are amazing displays. The "Ghosts in the Library " presentation was fabulous. It is appropriate for all ages.

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Springfield, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will depart knowing a lot about our 16th President and what shaped both his Presidency and his life. Very well presented.

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Evansville, Indiana
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the museum late in the afternoon (got there about 2 hours before closing). We went through the museum but did not see the two shows and had more than enough time to see the exhibits. We would have had time to see one of the shows, if we'd wanted. If you want to see both... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Springfield, IL has many great Lincoln experiences preserved for viewing. Well organized, clean and stocked with "Abe" info, including movies, artifacts and well-informed museum guides. Covers his lifetime and the U.S. during this dramatic time. Central location, parking ease. Wonderful job.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could feel the energy of my ancestors as I traveled through this museum. By the time I was done in was in tears because I was overwhelmed with sadness from the hurt and mistreatment my people suffered. Great trip for those who are not so emotionally attached. Excellent exhibition and artifacts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful display of Lincoln adventures! Recommended to anyone young or old to see the life of Lincoln

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History buffs will love it. Lots to see. Took about 3 hours to go through it all. Wasn't crowded when we went in January (really cold weather that day). Well worth the $10 fee.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is something that I think everyone who has grown up in Illinois should visit. It's very interesting - well thought out and presented - and informative.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having grown up in the "Land of Lincoln" & returning to my roots to visit family they recommended I visit the museum.........I was thoroughly impressed & proud!!! Every aspect was done with an enormous amount research & fact checking. I actually learned many things I had not known or thought of in the past. Allow time to enjoy all the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the exhibits were very interesting. Plenty of staff on hand to answer questions, and obviously have a passion for Lincoln. Don't miss out on the 2 theater experiences. Both are very interesting and well done.

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