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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Springfield

Categories: History Museums, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Friendly staff. Informative. Loved the variety of exhibits. Took our time as it was that interesting! 
  • This is a must see for Lincoln aficionados. It is well done and probably the best attraction in downtown Springfield. 
  • While we thoroughly enjoyed our time here, we would definitely consider this more of a "Lincoln, Civil War and American slavery history lesson" rather than a "museum". The presentation is fantastic, a...  read more »
  • 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.
  • I've been here once before but finally took the rest of the family including my parents. We've travelled all over the world and after exiting the museum all had the same could we possibly have never come here before???? This place is incredible! Filled with informative and emotional displays and skits related to Lincoln and his times. This really should be a required stop!
  • 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.
  • Very informative. Everything presented nicely. Must visit!
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