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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
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We loved the museum. It is very interesting and we learned a lot about Abraham Lincoln. It is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Salt Lake City
Honoring one of our Greats

The museum was very thorough as it takes you through the different stages of Lincoln's life. I... read more

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved the museum. It is very interesting and we learned a lot about Abraham Lincoln. It is well worth a visit. The people we talked with who work here are passionate about President Lincoln, which made it fun to talk with them!

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Reviewed yesterday

The museum was very thorough as it takes you through the different stages of Lincoln's life. I never knew how much he was involved before he ascended to the time of his presidency. It was fascinating to learn more about how unusual it was for...More

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is without a doubt one of the best history museums in the country. My only wish is that I had more time. Plan on several hours here. The theater presentation is outstanding. Everything presented here makes you appreciate the 16th President all the more....More

Thank garydra
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wish we could have stayed longer, but we did get a lot out of the hour we spent at several dramatizations. One warning - the guards won't let you bring in a water bottle even if it's empty! They do have a room where you...More

Thank 135jeani
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been to this museum four times and I never get tired of it. This museum does such a great job showing Lincolns journey from a log cabin to the White House. You can learn a lot about Lincoln from reading books and textbooks...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 2 days ago

just had to visit after hotel staff recomended it. the two shows ARE worth the price of admission alone. note military deep discount and very family oriented.

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came to Springfield for the Lincoln experience. The Library and Museum offered many great exhibits and information Honest Abe. Many of the guides offered great information along with what you were able to read along the way. They offered to take pictures and answer questions....More

Thank Driving D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I usually don’t write reviews of attractions but I was so disappointed by the Lincoln Library and Museum that I’m making an exception. Springfield is a city full of authentic Lincoln sites and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting all of them. I left the entire last...More

2  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was expecting more of a traditional museum instead of an interactive experience. This would be a great visit for children. They had lots of photos, many I had seen before, and I really enjoyed the Civil War in 4 Minutes and the program showing...More

1  Thank maldenmusic
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were expecting more of a museum in the traditional sense, but what we got was more of an interactive experience. The museum winds you through time lines of Lincoln's life, starting in his log cabin in Kentucky and ending with his assassination. The two...More

Thank h_blond2
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I will have a dog with me. Is there a place to keep my dog. Are dogs welcome
23 June 2017|
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Response from sheila D | Reviewed this property |
I think Margaret is right. The senior volunteers there are very friendly and accomodating. Although I doubt they could dog sit for you, they would definately try to help you find a solution. For the record, I think... More
Does anyone know about how far off interstate 55 (i55) it is?
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!
How much are tickets ?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Heidi L | Reviewed this property |
we paid $28 for two adults and one child