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Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum

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Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum

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cg37 wrote a review Oct 24
Glenview, Illinois165 contributions85 helpful votes
This living museum dedicated to the Lincoln family and settlers of the period flies under the radar of Lincoln sites, I stumbled on it online almost accidentally and am delighted I did. Curators give visitors the choice of a guided tour or the chance to just wander through the cabins, taking photos and reading all the plaques at one's own pace, which is what I opted for. The exhibits inside feature all sorts of local treasures, including a dress that supposedly belonged to Lincoln's sister Sarah, a cabinet Tom and young Abe are reputed to have made and some other items from their farm. If these are genuine they really belong in the ALPLM in Springfield, but even if they're not from the Lincoln family they are definitely from close by in place and time. Anyone making the rounds of other Lincoln Indiana sites should not miss this one.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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bobbyandmelinda wrote a review Jun 2019
Foristell, Missouri18 contributions2 helpful votes
Loved the history and the recreation of the pioneer village in Lincoln's days. The piece of furniture that Abraham and his father made was beautiful. The old dresses and all the war uniforms from the various wars/branches. Worth seeing and the cost is very reasonable. Enjoyed talking with the veteran the day that my husband and I went.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Sherlock6142 wrote a review Jun 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio250 contributions66 helpful votes
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This is a must see. The museum is located on the fairgrounds in Rockport IN. It is made up of the museum, and about a dozen log buildings. These buildings were moved to the museum location and reconstructed there. The buildings range from simple log cabins to stores to inns and even a law office. The buildings are set up to display what life was like back in the day. You are free to roam about the grounds at your own pace. You are not rushed because the next tour leaves in 15 minutes. I spent over a hour going from building to building, and seeing some of them more than once. The museum itself displays items from WW I and WW II as well as the civil war. There are some things regarding the Lincoln family, but at it's heart this is a great museum with a wide selection of historic items to view. As with many smaller museums, this one struggles to pay the bills. Depending on your level of historic interest, I would allow 2 to 3 hours to see the place. Please consider leaving a monetary contribution. I know they would appreciate it.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Timothy V wrote a review Jun 2018
Muncie, Indiana78 contributions9 helpful votes
We enjoyed our visit. The video recreation of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood was very informative. The ground are easy to walk.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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oakley1319 wrote a review Oct 2017
Evansville, Indiana211 contributions18 helpful votes
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I have drove by this museum many times. Today, my daughter and I, decided to stop in and view the museum. I was very impressed. There were several pieces inside the museum that the volunteer said the Smithsonian has been trying to acquire. There are some great local pieces as well as Lincoln Artifacts inside. In the back area, there is a small town of cabins and buildings. The Kentuckian movie was filmed here. There is also a neat civil war exhibit on display. Take the time to visit this hidden gem. They only take cash.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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