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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
+1 217-558-8844
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Outstanding

The museum is an amazing tribute to Mr. Lincoln. Friendly greeters, reasonably priced venue... read more

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Excellent

We have toured a number of museums in our travels but this in definitely in the top tier. Talking... read more

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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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212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is an amazing tribute to Mr. Lincoln. Friendly greeters, reasonably priced venue. Appreciate the discount given to vets and their spouses. Each display was well thought out. Shows were excellent, including some live actors This museum is a must-see!

Thank C O
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have toured a number of museums in our travels but this in definitely in the top tier. Talking to one of the founders they deliberately set out to tell a story instead of just having a collection of things. They have achieved their goal...More

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum was the best part of our trip to Springfield. We particularly enjoyed the "Ghosts of the Library" show--do not skip it! It was a bit odd to walk into the museum and immediately be greeted with the overpowering smell of the Subway restaurant...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a quick stop that my wife wanted to make as we passed through. Well 3 hours later, I was very impressed and enjoyed every minute. Lots to see and learn about Lincoln.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Teenagers: The museum was informative. We learned things we didn't know before. The time lapse of the civil war video was neat. There is a section where voices are being heard and you can read newspaper clippings. That was very interesting. The gift shop had...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take your family or just you to visit. we spent all day here. Very interesting and great history facts.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family spent 4 hours here and probably could have spent more, but it was closing. The docents are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. There was a scavenger hunt type of activity for our 12& 15 year olds to complete, which kept their interest. The whole...More

Thank Stacey D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

All-encompassing story of Lincoln's life done well and first class. Summertime brings a host of actors you may see, dressed in historic costumes.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This excellent museum is attached to the presidential library. It is laid out like a wagon wheel with replicas of the First Family in the center and theaters and exhibits radiating out from there. In one theater, we actually thought we were watching a live...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Incredible experience. You don’t have to be interested in the Civil War or Lincoln’s tenure to be taken away by this visit. Worth 2+ hours (though I would skip the train depot museum across the street—dedicated to the Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln”) of your visit....More

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alchemista
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Response from Fran B | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. I was with a friend and she purchased a membership. It gave us admission for a year to this and many other museums around the country. Call the museum, they are very helpful. Enjoy your visit.
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February 19, 2018|
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It sure is!!!
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Beverly L
November 16, 2017|
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Response from Sheila P | Reviewed this property |
No, that is not an option. It is not a national park.
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