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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
+1 217-558-8844
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Great family visit

The Library staff has done a wonderful job with interpretation. The highlight is the "Ghosts... read more

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Tourarchitect
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A Great Museum for All Ages. . .

My husband and I recently visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.I've become... read more

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Geneva, 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 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 yesterday

The Library staff has done a wonderful job with interpretation. The highlight is the "Ghosts" video, which uses pretty amazing effects. Definitely worth a day trip.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I recently visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.I've become something of a history buff and am rabidly interested in Lincoln, so I was in heaven. The museum is divided into Lincoln's early years and his later years. You experience the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always great to come back here. Historical information is always goid. Friendly people to talk about Pres Lincoln. Only opened place in Springfield it seems.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum detailing the life of this great president. It is small but full of information about his life. We enjoyed it very much. It is an easy museum to follow and well laid out from Lincoln's early year through his death....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live here in Springfield and are blessed to have the opportunity to visit this museum whenever we can. Not only are the exhibits interactive and amazing, but the two short presentations (a movie and a live performance) are incredible! We love coming here and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to visit this museum during business trips to Springfield. It's fresh, interesting, and within walking distance of lots of restaurants.

Thank Clara M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great visit to a fabulous museum. It not only showed the successes, but also the struggles Lincoln faced throughout his life. The two shows are very worthwhile and the staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. This museum is well worth the very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only had one hour to visit before they closed and I was able to at least glance at almost everything, albeit briefly, in that hour. Beautiful exhibits. Great explanations of the civil war and Lincoln's influence. Lots of docents around to help answer questions....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here on a trip back from the St Louis area. I checked to see what the area had to offer in attractions and this was rated #1. After visiting I can totally see why. I visited around noon on Sunday and it wasnt...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great discounts. Wonderful volunteers to answer your questions. Web site very informative about parking, food and specials. Nicely done, a good museum for all ages.

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It sure is!!!
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Beverly L
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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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Lori K
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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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