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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Springfield

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Pay tribute to one of the nation’s most iconic leaders at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. 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 Museum and get the most from your holiday in Springfield, create itinerary details personal to you using our Springfield itinerary maker.
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  • What an outstanding treasure we have in Illinois. This museum covers everything! Abraham Lincoln's full history from birth to death. Lots of great things to see. Interactive play area for little child...  more »
  • The museum opens your eyes to the many obstacles that President Lincoln had to overcome to right the wrongs. He was a humble man of great vision and that is portrayed beautifully here. I love "The Gho...  more »
  • We wanted to see this library for some time and finally made it. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The exhibits and short movies were very informational. We went on a weekday and it was not bu...  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.