Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln

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#55 of 104 in Museums in Illinois
The Lincoln Heritage Museum began in 1942 when Lincoln College alumnus Judge Lawrence Stringer donated his vast collection of Lincoln and Logan County history to Lincoln College. The collection has continued to grow through the generosity of many, including Ralph Newman, Stewart McClelland, James Hickey, and Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, the last living descendant of Abraham Lincoln.

Today, the museum showcases many rare Lincoln artifacts, including an original 1860s "railsplitter" canidate banner, the ballot box in whcih Lincoln cast his vote for president in 1860, mourning clothes worn by Mary Lincoln, and a wealth of Civil War rifles, soldiers' items, and recruitment broadsides just to name a few.
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  • An interesting place to learn about Lincolns early life. Plan on 1 to 2 hours. If you do not have time to visit the Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library in Springfield visit this place. An excellent aud...  more »
  • You might know Lincoln is on the penny and $5 bill, but did you know his background? I knew a little bit, but after seeing this museum I learned all about Lincoln. You move from room to room as you le...  more »
  • This attraction was very well thought through. I thought it was going to be a boring museum with artifacts that you explore on your own. It's just the opposite! This is a walk though of Lincoln's pers...  more »
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  • One of the most interesting museums I have ever visited. Our tour guide certainly knew and understood her subject.
  • Their museum is compact and full of unique interpretations of Lincoln and his life through an extraordinary living museum.
  • Such a neat way to tell Abraham Lincoln's story!

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