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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Lincoln Museum is Very Well Done

This is a great place to visit especially with school age children. There is one exhibit that... read more

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Jim G
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Dallas
Great visit

This is the second time we’ve visited. It is an incredibly interesting museum. Be sure to watch the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Relax742797
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Galena, Illinois
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to visit especially with school age children. There is one exhibit that shows the entire map of the civil war in just under 5 minutes. Pretty amazing. This museum is really well done and we enjoyed our day trip visit....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the second time we’ve visited. It is an incredibly interesting museum. Be sure to watch the two “movies”. They are high tech and highly entertaining. If you’re in the Springfield area, don’t miss it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I could have spent at least one extra hour there, the museum is informative and has a very good interpretive approach Additional to the two main sceneries of Abraham Lincoln life in Illinois and Washington DC the two theaters storylines are really really good A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RodolpheP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our first trip in retirement. The library captures Lincoln's time, trials, and temperament. This is a must for families with school-age children--a learning opportunity for all ages! This was built in 2005 and the technology is amazing. The theater experience hits...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All Americans, at least, should visit this place. The focus on the Civil War and some of what Abraham Lincoln went through should be sobering. Plan on spending at least 4 hours or more. You won't notice how time flies.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank raymondd459
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the exhibits and information. I learned much at the museum that I didn't already know. I will be back.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place to visit and relive history. We were told Number 2 of most visited presidential libraries and we would agree after visited half of them. The museum has his life until White House on one side and White House on other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nichfam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great introduction to Lincoln’s legacy. Both my children, early elementary ages, enjoyed both interactive shows and enjoyed all of the exhibits without any major complaints. They learned so much, and I am sure we will be back. The artifacts are my favorite part, but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 171robinp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been some time since we've been to Springfield and we were told by several people that we must visit the Library. Well we spent more time there then planned and it was not a place you should miss!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lincoln Library and Museum is an cut above adventure for all, young and old. It is nicely laid out. You can see and understand Lincoln as young man then go through the presidential years with him. There are interactive displays and clever mannequin settings...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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alchemista
18 June 2018|
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Response from 945franb | 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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It sure is!!!
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Beverly L
16 November 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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