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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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The staff of the Lincoln Library's manuscript office was very friendly and helpful in obtaining countless copies of family letters.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The staff of the Lincoln Library's manuscript office was very friendly and helpful in obtaining countless copies of family letters.

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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

They did a fantastic job with this museum. It gave a great view into President Lincoln's beginnings, life, and trials as president. The Ghost of the Library is definitely a must see.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took our 6 year old daughter, and she learned a lot about Abraham Lincoln and had a great time at the Attic. She enjoyed the movie and the Ghosts of the LIbrary presentation.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Sure, we all know the story of our beloved 16th President. Sure, we have heard the tired old yarns, the tales of his life on the frontier, and guess what you will hear it all again, but here you will see it come to life also. This place is a marvelous museum, and forget just hour long visit..I was there... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum not only explores the life of Lincoln but also presents his life in historical context. The exhibits and media presentations look at an extremely divisive time in our nation's history (much like now) and the difficult and many times unpopular decisions that were made that eventually moved our county forward. I loved the design of the building, the... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Presidential Library is a great experience for young and old alike. You can spend an hour or two all day if time permits.

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indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We took our 9 year old grandson here for his birthday and he loved it. It was probably one of the best museums I have been to. We spent at least 3 hours there going thru the exhibits, movies and plays. Well worth the money and the visit.

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Peoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went for our second visit with a friend from Africa. Be sure to see the theater shows. One show has several holograms in it and leaves you wondering which was an actor and which was a hologram! This is one of my favorite museums. You can buy a membership which you can use in other museums such as the Peoria... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a newsh museum showing the life and history of Abraham Lincoln. We were on a road trip with our daughter and 2 teenage grandchildren. There is much to explore and the place with busy, but because of it's large, we never felt crowded. My two favorite areas were the paper political cartoons and a special room showing his... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Be sure to not miss the two theaters. Very interesting high tech presentation This is a great museum.

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Additional Information about Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Address: 212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 800-610-2094
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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