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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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An awesome experience, a lot to see and experience

The museum has a lot to see and to experience. The artifacts are really outstanding, a short movie we saw in the theater was unexpected but very breathtaking. We never made it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The museum has a lot to see and to experience. The artifacts are really outstanding, a short movie we saw in the theater was unexpected but very breathtaking. We never made it to the Library though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Lincoln Museum was an awesome experience. There are two must see short movies. It takes at least 2 hours to complete. The Library was just OK. This museum is in the center of town which is nice to walk around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great peice of American History and Great President. If your an American and would like to see a slice of the past, this is bucket list item.

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Springfield, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Watched all the movies, reviewed all the exhibits, rested and ate at Subway. Visited the Gift Shop. All the volunteers went out of their way to answer questions, direct our group and point out things we might have missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The museum gives a good overview of President Lincoln's life, along with those of his family using various mediums. For those that are not typically attracted to history museums, it provides a good balance between information and entertainment. While I prefer the typical history museum (heavy on info and artifacts), I enjoyed my visit here and found it interesting and... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you're planning a trip to Springfield make sure that you include this in your itinerary. It covers all aspects of Presidnt Lincoln's life. The two movies that you can view are outstanding! I really loved my experience here.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A great museum dedicated to Abraham Lincoln. The exhibits are well done, lots of artefacts and memorabilia showing all of his life. It really highlights the struggle he had to free the slaves. Great value.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Every American should see this. The museum is relatively new - 2003, I think? and is designed to be interactive, but in a way that gives you a true sense of the times and of Lincoln himself. I told someone that it isn't a museum "about" Lincoln - it is "of" Lincoln. I was impressed to see how visitors from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved this museum. It began with a guide directing you as you weno in. It started with a replica of the cabin he grew up in for his early life, then the in between and courting years, the white house including the dresses of the ladies of the time, the presidency and the war, the funeral, two separate exhibits,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As Brits visiting the U.S., we might not have been too familiar with the Lincoln story as most visitors to this museum. But I can tell you, we left fully informed. This is a multi-sensory experience with two excellent film presentations, two walking tours (Lincoln pre-Springfield, and the White House Presidential years), and super collections of historical artefacts. There is... More 

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