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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield

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Pay tribute to one of the nation’s most iconic leaders at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. One of the most-visited presidential libraries in the country, the museum features an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia documenting the life and political career of the 16th U.S. president, as well as the events of the American Civil War. Venture through the “Pre-Presidential Years” exhibit to tour a life-size replica of Lincoln’s childhood home, then head to the “Presidential Years” section to view an original handwritten Gettysburg Address and signed Emancipation Proclamation. Don’t miss a visit to the life-size diorama of the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre, the site of Lincoln’s 1865 assassination. To visit Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and get the most from your holiday in Springfield, create itinerary details personal to you using our Springfield itinerary maker.
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  • The museum is a comprehensive look at the life of Lincoln from youth to Ford Theater, high tech theater presentations are Disney quality. Not everyone working there is well versed in charm.  more »
  • The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is an absolute must if you're traveling in or through Springfield, IL. This museum is a moving tribute to one of our finest Presidents. The addition...  more »
  • This is a wonderful state of the art museum! With two shows, one with holographs and the other is a 4D Theater! There is a room full of toys, dress up clothes and wonderful imagination sparking object...  more »
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  • We were greeted immediately by the friendly staff. The docents are very knowledgeable and obviously enjoy the subject at hand. One tip: sit up front for Ghosts of the Museum, and in the back for Lincoln's Eyes. Definitely worth the trip and a nice mini-trip with kids.
  • Great! Staff very friendly and informative. The shows are a must see
  • I walked in and was greeted by wax replicas of the entire 16th family to live in the white house. Impressive. Then I saw the Ghosts of the Museum stage show and knew. This is one the best places in America. Or, at least, one of the best places in Springfield.
  • One of the best places to visit if you are making a stop in Springfield
  • One of the best museums I have ever been to. Should not be missed.