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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 31 Attractions in Springfield
Type: History Museums, Libraries
Owner description: In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum immerses you in Lincoln's world and... more » 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. « less
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Roselle, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have an appreciation for history and/or Abraham Lincoln...do come here! His life is told and illustrated among wonderful exhibits. His achievements, his failures, his loves and tragic losses, along with how he won his first Presidential election (thanks Tim Russert for leaving behind an excellent snapshot of that election...not so unlike "modern" day). Loved the programs "Ghosts of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I don't even know where to start with this review. This whole museum is a must see attraction. I especially enjoyed the "White House" years and the "Ghosts of the Library" show. This museum tell the complete life story of our 16th President down to the last detail. Worth the visit and a moving experience. Also have a new respect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We loved the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. The exhibits are wonderful and tell the story of Lincoln's life before the white house and during the white house. There are also a couple movies that enhance the experience as well. This was a great stop and well-worth our time. This was the main reason for our visit to Springfield and... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Tells the complete life of the 16th President in a very imaginative way. The areas describing his life were remarkable.

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I have visited several Presidential Libraries and Museums and have found most of them are packed with exhibits and stuff. After a while these places become overwhelming. That is not the case here. This place is well done. Perfectly laid out. the amount of information on exhibit is just right. I would recommend a visit to any history lover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a half day in Springfield, so the tourist center suggested this museum (they also provided a parking pass and entrance discounts). The short films are very interesting and the recreations of Lincoln's log cabin and the room where his coffin was on public display are very realistic. You learn so much about this great man... More

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Completely enjoyed looking at the history and display at this Presidential Museum. The grapics were great. Watching the show was like being in Disney World.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Loved the museum told a lot about Lincoln's life before and during his life at white house its a must see. They have two amazing theaters that you will have to check out.

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Sverige
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

For us, as European tourists, this museum was very intresting and we learned a lot of the Lincoln heritage. We enjoyed the short shows, recommended. The walk around tour was well designed. The shop asistants tried to oversell merchendise, which yoy will find a lot of if you are interested.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's hard to relate history and make it interesting to children as well as to adults. The Lincoln Museum does a wonderful job. Using life-size models, the museum has a recreation of the log cabin in which Abe grew up. There's a section portraying the story of the White House years. A short film gives some historical background (it was... More

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