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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
2175588844
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The life and timeline of Abraham Lincoln

Very entertaining and a lot of information on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. I learned things I... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2015
MizzRae
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Machesney Park, Illinois
A moving exhubit

An excellent museum commemorating one of the greatest American presidents. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2015
jerrymoss
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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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 3 June 2015

Very entertaining and a lot of information on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. I learned things I never knew about the life of Abraham Lincoln. The exhibits are fascinating, entertaining and educational. You literally can walk through his homes and a timeline of his...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

An excellent museum commemorating one of the greatest American presidents. The museum is comprehensive in its coverage of Lincoln's life from his youth to his tragic death. The exhibits are balanced in their depiction of Lincoln's presidency including the controversy related to the Emancipation Proclomation....More

Thank jerrymoss
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This museum far exceeded my expectations. I've seen a lot of museums and think of myself as somewhat hard to impress, but wow! I was especially intrigued by the hallway which displayed political cartoons and media impressions of the Lincolns.

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Reviewed 3 June 2015

It was really boring unless your into stuff like that.. I went with family members from out of state and they seemed to enjoy it, just wasn't my cup of tea..

Thank LauraVan2013
Reviewed 3 June 2015

A great learning adventure for both Adults and Kids alike. Loved the interactive things for the kids to do.

Thank kim v
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

This museum blew us away with its Lincoln exhibits and video shows. Great use of technology to teach history. I particularly liked the Lincoln campaign section as if Lincoln was running for office today. Walk across the street to see the Presidents and First Ladies...More

Thank Shirley D
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is a very nice museum and library. This place is well kept and beautiful. There were so many neat artifacts to look at. I especially appreciated the scenes set up with wax figures in the museum. This museum really brings you into the life...More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 2 June 2015

I love Presidential Libraries/Museums and this one is the best. Make sure to budget at least 4 to 5 hours so that you can see/read all the exhibits. Make sure and see both theatre shows, "The Ghosts of the Museum" makes me cry every time...More

Thank Adena B
Reviewed 1 June 2015

After years of visiting presidential libraries and museums, it takes something to recommend one above the others. This is the "one" I would heartily recommend to anyone from upper elementary to senior age. This is an amazing space and I don't intend to spoil any...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This museum was amazing. I especially loved Journey 2, in which visitors get to walk through Lincoln's White House days. There is a room with a replica of Lincoln's tomb laid out as it would have been at the Springfield courthouse and it is absolutely...More

Thank Hsobek
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LoriK37
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Response from Caymanisles | Reviewed this property |
We were with a 9 year old who likes Lincoln but his attention span lasted about 2-3 hours. If all adults I would have read more and probably done 3-4 hours
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cssmth59
23 June 2017|
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Response from Caymanisles | Reviewed this property |
Only service dogs are welcome
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rlife
16 June 2017|
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Response from RLGRLGRLG | Reviewed this property |
10 to12 minutes would be correct....unless you get a train at the crossing!
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