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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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A must place to visit

This is an excellent museum, easy to access and very well laid out. Plenty of parking in a multi... read more

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Rosie H
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A must see museum

We were pleasantly surprised to find the museum very well laid out with lots of interesting... 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...more
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212 N 6th St, Northeast corner of 6th and Jefferson, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
+1 217-558-8844
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Reviewed today

This is an excellent museum, easy to access and very well laid out. Plenty of parking in a multi storey car park over the road. The exhibits are well laid out with good descriptions alongside. The internal theatre was easy to access as we had...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find the museum very well laid out with lots of interesting information about Abraham Lincoln. Real life like displays, pictures, audio presentation were very well worth the price and time. Staff was very helpful too.

Thank steelkaya06
Reviewed 2 days ago

well organized and clean well worth the visit easy to find, personnel very friendly. I would return in a minute filled in the gaps about Mr Lincoln

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were amazed at the tremendous exhibit at the museum and library. It is set up so that you can explore different periods of Lincoln's life at your own pace. Exhibits are exceptionally well done.

Thank travelingbeachbum00
Reviewed 3 days ago

We honestly weren't sure what to expect but this museum is outstanding! They have skillfully made the Lincolns come alive. Through riveting recreations and wax figures, you are offered glimpses of his early years, political rise, tragic family losses and the angst he experienced as...More

Thank TravelMom1108
Reviewed 3 days ago

Outstanding!!! This is THE stop to make in Springfield! Following Lincoln's life and Presidency though exhibits, movies, still photo's, and stage work. Extremely moving to watch an active map of the Civil War battles that also shows the mounting casualties, week by week. The staff...More

Thank srn286
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The displays were made well and the presentations were good but a little short. There is an admission fee (it was steeper than I originally thought) but was worth it in the long run. If you're ever in springfield, set aside a few hours in...More

Thank Christina_DiMauro
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well done to the museum for creating an environment that engages and educates to all age categories! They have done an excellent job at “humanizing” Lincoln and the issues he faced. It really works on all levels for the adults and kids. They’ve done a...More

Thank SkypeDaddy
Reviewed 4 days ago

So, can one find him- or herself thoroughly impressed and very excited...or somewhat disappointed with the overall experience and time, travel and effort to tour this facility. This museum offers a great mix of educational, informational and even, reverent and sentimental exhibits and different storytelling...More

Thank BHappy2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Saw the two main exhibits, Lincoln's boyhood years and his white house years. Both museum wings have a fully emersive experience with great audio/visual active displays. It is engaing for all ages. We only spent a quick 1.5 hours to see part of the site....More

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18 June 2018|
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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.
19 February 2018|
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Response from teeay65 | Reviewed this property |
It sure is!!!
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Response from Sheila P | Reviewed this property |
No, that is not an option. It is not a national park.