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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
Phone Number: +1 800-610-2094
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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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If you visit no other place, be sure to go here. The museum is laid out in three sections: Lincoln before the presidency, Lincoln during the Presidency and a section for Illinois... read more

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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you visit no other place, be sure to go here. The museum is laid out in three sections: Lincoln before the presidency, Lincoln during the Presidency and a section for Illinois memorabilia. There are ample photo opportunities. Take the time to read some of the information. The museum is mostly approprate for adults, though children above the fourth grade... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent so many hours here learning more about President Lincoln. So much to see. It is a must see in Springfield!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 hours at this museum and could have spent twice as much, if we had the time. Displays/videos are highly educational. The weight of the civil war and the losses in human lives can be seen on Lincoln's face in the photographs. Too bad he did not have much time to enjoy the ending of the war...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancee and I decided on Springfield for a 3 day getaway weekend and we were not disappointed! Even with the fact that it was a three hour drive. The museum was clearly the highlight of our visit and we'll worth the admission cost. This was my third time and still I was intrigued by his life story! My fiancee... More 

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All about President Lincoln. The museum is very educational and fun. The information is presented in a very interesting, and entertaining way.

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Garden Prairie, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The movies were very good and educational. We were surprised by the technology and how well the museum was set up. The top hat was the favorite item we saw. The staff in both locations were very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must! We visited the museum on a trip through Illinois. What a gem! It depicts the life of Abraham Lincoln in an impactful way. There is also a nice gift shop with many unique Lincoln items. Our only issue is we did not allow enough time for our visit - guess that means we will need to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We set out on our day to visit the Lincoln Museum with no specific expectations and we were simply blown away! Upon entering we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff. This was a resonating theme throughout our visit - the staff is excellent! The museum is an enormous experience.The lay out is well planned being divided into pre and... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it, great and helpful staff, lots of explantations. It's not huge but before you know it 2 hours are gone. Kids (12, 9 and 9) enjoyed it a lot! Highly recommend and worth visiting.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loved the interactive experience at the museum. It kept our interest. The volunteers are friendly too!

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