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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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Wish we'd had more time to spend here. Great theatre show and excellent information. Learnt so much. Somewhat expensive though and slightly annoying that we couldn't take our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wish we'd had more time to spend here. Great theatre show and excellent information. Learnt so much. Somewhat expensive though and slightly annoying that we couldn't take our small backpack into the museum yet a family with an enormous stroller and bags was waved through.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is awesome! Extremely well done, designed to be of interest to young and old alike. I live in Springfield, Illinois where the Presidential museum is located and have taken many out-of-town guests. They are unanimous it their praise! Make sure you see "Ghosts of the Library" -- it will put shivers down your spine. This is entertaining, educational, and... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This building took our breath away. There are so many different exhibits you will be astounded. Go to the theatre on your right as you walk in, as soon as the new show is ready to start. Then you will go through unforgettable experiences in rooms with clothes, enemies, photos of life in those days, just immersive history as I... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A very good and interactive museum. The term museum is misleading for this one - a lot of recreation/life like things to look at and walk around, not the usual items behind glass in quiet.

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Frazee, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you have the opportunity do not miss this wonderful museum. Don't skip the movies. They are15-20 minutes and well worth the time to see.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Impressive audio visual presentations are a must see. Lincoln's Eyes and Ghosts in the Library offer a thumbnail sketch overview of Lincoln's life and times. The wax figures seem straight out of Madame Tussauds collection. Smaller children might be startled by the sudden loud sounds and flashes of light in Lincoln's eyes, but the Ghosts in the Museum did not... More 

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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 11 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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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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