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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
Phone Number: 800-610-2094
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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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Very nice museum!

We were traveling in the area and stopped in Springfield to see some of the Lincoln attractions. Really enjoyed the Museum. There was a lot to see and learn. It is a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Pasco, Washington
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Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were traveling in the area and stopped in Springfield to see some of the Lincoln attractions. Really enjoyed the Museum. There was a lot to see and learn. It is a beautiful building and was very thought out. The movies shown were very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit, learned more about Lincoln and got to see many awesome relics. Lincolns top hat was really cool to look at.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the most awesome museum I have ever been in. Very moving experience. I will return because there is so much in this museum it is hard to take it all in. If you love history you will love this museum. We stopped in Springfield, IL on our way to Branson, MO. from Wisconsin.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very high tech, well presented. Worth a visit for sure! Did not make it into the library, but the museum was very interesting.

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Enid, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the best museums we've ever been to. It only cost $9 for a senior. There were many docents in every area ready and willing to answer any questions. There were two movies to watch before you proceed to the exhibits and both were wonderful. The exhibits were thought-provoking and made you want to know more. Highly... More 

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Marshall, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is impressive and gives an excellent account of Lincoln. Unlike other presidential libraries of more modern presidents, the museum relies on historical data and weaves a factual story that is still interesting even without a huge collection of authentic items that belonged to Lincoln. We were there several hours and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As with all such American places this is very well done. Super friendly and knowledgeable guides. Great exhibits which are well thought out. Comprehensive shop and very clean toilets!

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Cockeysville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was in Springfield for the Annual Meeting of the General Society of the War of 1812. Four of us went to the museum. They offer AAA and Military Discounts. There are 2 theaters. One with a live person doing the narration. The cannon fire was terrific. Please plan for two hours to see everything.

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Dayton OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great museum for all but the use of mannequins helps put children into the various parts of Lincoln's life making it more real. Children are often bored by looking at artifacts. This place puts it all into context.

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is easily navigated and takes you on a journey through Mr. Lincoln's life. Do not miss the movie. I won't be a spoiler, but 'how did they do that!?' The volunteers and staff are all knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.This is an absolute must-see if you are anywhere near Springfield.

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