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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
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+1 800-610-2094
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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What an outstanding treasure we have in Illinois. This museum covers everything! Abraham Lincoln's full history from birth to death. Lots of great things to see. Interactive play... read more

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Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an outstanding treasure we have in Illinois. This museum covers everything! Abraham Lincoln's full history from birth to death. Lots of great things to see. Interactive play area for little children. Amazing movies that literally shake your seat. A great way to spend the day. my children are 11 and five and they both had a ball. There is... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum opens your eyes to the many obstacles that President Lincoln had to overcome to right the wrongs. He was a humble man of great vision and that is portrayed beautifully here. I love "The Ghost in the Library" and the ever changing exhibits. This is not to be missed.

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to see this library for some time and finally made it. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The exhibits and short movies were very informational. We went on a weekday and it was not busy. My three year old granddaughter loved playing in the children's area. I really enjoyed our visit. It took a little over 2... More 

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Wauconda, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can you believe that they have his actual hat???!!! That is crazy when you think about it. This place is a wonderful celebration of a man and a time and the convergence of the two. From super humble beginnings, to a modest life in spite of great success, to his leadership in a deeply difficult and important time for our... More 

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SPRINGFIELD, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is completely outstanding, the people who put this place together greatly show their heart and love for the history.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited several times while living in Springfield. Really enjoyed each and every visit. Great for all ages. The special effects were great in the little movie theater. No regrets or disappointments.

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Thank TravelingBedouin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have taken my siblings and mother here for a 'girls day out' and we had a ball! Then later took several grandkids ages 8-18 and they loved it as well. Something for everyone here that all can enjoy and great way to 'experience' history in an exciting way that makes us want to keep coming back--so we now have a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great history museum with high quality displays and presentations. Some areas felt on par with what you would find at a Disney park.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with my parents to the museum and WOW was I amazed. Soo interesting, fun, historical-it was like stepping back in time. And the hologram-INCREDIBLE! I highly recommend a stop here, give yourself a good 3 hours and take it all in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very reverent place. Makes one think about the problems of today not being so different. I don't think those who still hold southern beliefs would enjoy this.

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