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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701-1004
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Very well done

Well organized with very good movies to portray Lincoln and the issues he faced before, during and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cayman Islands
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Excellent Historical Museum

This museum set such a high bar regarding historical presentation. Loved all the visuals and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Palo Alto, CA
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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 via mobile

Well organized with very good movies to portray Lincoln and the issues he faced before, during and after his election and re-election. We were lucky that the Lincoln acapella singing group had a concert and we saw them in a few of the other sites...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum set such a high bar regarding historical presentation. Loved all the visuals and interactive displays. It appeals to all ages. Would like to have spent more time exploring it!

Thank 13AnnD13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been wanting to visit this museum since it opened and I was NOT disappointed! So rich in history, neat facts that are interesting to young children as well as teens. The wax, life size figures are especially cool. The staff was very nice, and...More

Thank Mek0060
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our grandchildren here and they learned a lot of new things about President Lincoln and his life and death. They enjoyed the 2 theaters that were there. They were given "detective" forms to fill out when we entered the library and they were...More

Thank Bettie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous museum and historical experience. This is by far the most fun I've ever had in a museum. The two theaters hold spectacular shows. Do not miss either of them. They are short but interesting and quite an experience. I learned so much about Lincoln,...More

Thank Bookchic
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very informative trip. They had very nice employees that helped make the visit enjoyable.. The kids liked the room with kids activities.

Thank surge55
Reviewed 3 days ago

At the last minute, we decided to stop and visit the museum/library. I'm super glad we did. The price was very reasonable. The exhibit was very well laid out and chronologically followed his political career. I did feel it was a bit dark throughout the...More

Thank TexFrenchy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved the museum! It follows Lincoln's life from his youth thru death. I wish that there had been more information about his family after his death.

Thank pamb853
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went out of our way to visit and it was worth the extra miles. As other reviews say, don't miss the multimedia presentations. If you go to the first one, which is only 10 min., you can walk straight to the 20 min. movie...More

Thank BrenShea
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This interactive museum has something for everyone. The wax figures, videos and realistic displays were engaging for adults and children alike! There's a Lincoln themed playroom for kids as well. This includes a kitchen/dress up area, Lincoln logs, coloring station and doll house. The two...More

Thank Elmproc
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23 June 2017|
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Response from sheila D | Reviewed this property |
I think Margaret is right. The senior volunteers there are very friendly and accomodating. Although I doubt they could dog sit for you, they would definately try to help you find a solution. For the record, I think... More
16 June 2017|
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Response from RLGRLGRLG | Reviewed this property |
10 to12 minutes would be correct....unless you get a train at the crossing!
26 March 2017|
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Response from Heidi L | Reviewed this property |
we paid $28 for two adults and one child