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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Address: 212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 800-610-2094
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Libraries, History Museums, Traveler Resources, Museums
Owner description: In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library...
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Type: Libraries, History Museums, Traveler Resources, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are trying to visit all 50 states capitals, and we decided to start close to home. A truly incredible experience. Not only was all of the information interesting and fascinating, the museum is laid out very well. It's easy to follow throughout. And the artistry that went into building this museum is a marvel all on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Living in Springfield means showing our visiting friends around to the historic sites, including the ALPM. We visited 5 times in one summer last year and enjoyed every visit. We like it so much, we renewed our membership. The exhibits are excellent and the volunteers and staff are friendly. It's educational and fun. Our boys (8 and 11) enjoyed each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Well done museum. Video of civil war excellent. The thrust of the museum is emancipation of slavery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Informative and interactive exhibits. A wealth of knowledge. Helpful staff. Really added to my knowledge of both President Linclon and the Civil War. Was perfect for my 10 year old daughter and myself. My 8 year old daughter was not nearly as interested, so maybe 9 is a reasonable limit.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Civil War exhibit was very detailed and excellent. Being from Illinois and studying Lincoln growing up, the section on his boyhood, pre-presidential, and presidential years was a little boring but presented in an interesting way. The video on the ghosts of the library was awesome.

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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It's hard to believe that this museum has only been around 10 years considering the roots Abraham Lincoln had in Springfield. Everything is documented in detail from his childhood growing up in Kentucky all the way through his presidency and untimely death. The civil war is greatly documented as it took up most of his presidency though he showed how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The lincoln presidential library is worth a visit if you are passing through and have an extra half day to burn. You can add a trip to Lincolns tomb and home if you wish to spend more time.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a world class museum. From the 2 shows that run continuously, through the walk-through history of our First Citizen's life, it is an almost overwhelming experience. As a resident, I am frequently bringing visitors to our town to the Museum to enjoy the experience. There is a playroom for the younger kids -Lincoln Logs,period costumes and games -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Despite the world class architectural design of this venue, the visitor at first might feel underwhelmed upon entering this museum. Don't be fooled. in fact, that might be part of its magic. What looks like a small, modest rotunda houses one of the more right-sized, powerful collections and displays that I have ever visited. The central open space of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The museum was really nice. The White House portion of the tour was really well put together and presented a lot of information about Abe and his tenure as President. There was one area with a few buggies that was nice, but photography was not allowed. This room contained the most interesting items too. There are two movies that are... More 

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