Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

History Museum
Downtown Springfield, Springfield
  • Jake S.
    "... be sure to watch the "Civil War in 4 Minutes" video. It gives quite an..."(2 Tips)
    Erik R.
    "An interactive journey through the life of Abraham Lincoln."(2 Tips)
    Vince C.
    "Great history tour"(2 Tips)
    Jason J.
    "Don't Miss Ghosts of the Library and the Lincoln's Eyes show."(12 Tips)
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  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 16, 2013
    When journeying through the White House portion, be sure to watch the "Civil War in 4 Minutes" video. It gives quite an impression of the enormous scope and scale of the war.
  • Sweta M.
    Sweta MohapatraSeptember 18, 2016
    Beautifully designed exhibits that make it feel like you can walk through history as a storybook. Be careful of getting too close to the exhibits, the proximity sensors are very sensitive
    HISTORYAugust 24, 2010
    Opened in 2005 it is ranked as the most visited state-controlled presidential museum. This museum documents the life of the 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln, & the course of the American Civil War
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MarieAugust 13, 2015
    The films (which aren't really films but 3D-type shows) are very cool. They don't provide much in-depth info, but for a quick overview of Lincoln and the era, they are worth the time.
  • Julie N.
    Julie NottJune 24, 2012
    Be sure to bring in a jacket or sweatshirt....it's cold! Great museum! As others have said - don't miss the two shows, especially Ghosts of the Library.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyOctober 4, 2016
    An interactive journey through the life of Abraham Lincoln. Disney Imagineers designed this, by far the best Presidential library and museum in the US.
  • Beth S.
    Beth ShookMay 8, 2014
    Awesome museum, very interactive. Great for kids third/fourth grade and up.
  • Tasha G.
    Tasha GaffiganJuly 4, 2012
    For small children the Through Lincoln's Eyes movie is kind of scary. War scene w/ loud noises,shaking,flashing,and smoke from "cannons" in the walls. There is a fun hands on play area for kids
  • Jason J.
    Jason JohnstonMay 1, 2013
    Don't Miss Ghosts of the Library and the Lincoln's Eyes show. Both are worth every penny spent on Admission to the Museum.
  • Colleen B.
    Colleen BaileyNovember 14, 2014
    Absolutely incredible museum. The detail is astounding. Don't miss the two shows, they're amazing!
  • Irene L.
    Irene LiuNovember 9, 2011
    a fabulous museum. the two walking tours are excellent - they tell the story of Lincoln's life. the Ghosts of the Museum presentation is a MUST SEE!
  • Danny F.
    Danny FriedmanSeptember 15, 2013
    Plan to come on a day when the library is open and give yourself enough time to also go to Lincoln's Tomb.
  • Rusty S.
    Rusty SchultzJanuary 27, 2012
    Hands down one if the best museums I've every been to. Worth a stop if you're in Springfield!
  • Christianne F.
    A 'don't miss' when visiting Springfield. It was well worth the price of admission. My 12 y/o grandson was fascinated.
  • Sara C.
    Sara CurriveanJune 12, 2013
    This is probably one of the best museums I've ever been to! Plus the staff was very friendly.
  • John H.
    John HoganApril 17, 2013
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Very cool exhibits and a very friendly staff
  • Jared H.
    Jared HatchJanuary 28, 2011
    If you're pressing a penny and you want a ghosting of Lincoln's head on the embossed side, make sure the "heads" side of the coin is facing right and the "tails" is left.
  • Jake B.
    Jake BreedloveAugust 25, 2012
    The 2 shows are must-see. Especially the Holavision one. So cool
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethAugust 15, 2012
    The Everett copy of the Gettysburg address is occasionally on display from the vault. Check with staff if its out for viewing.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DirksSeptember 5, 2011
    Make sure you allow time to fully explore the Museum. So many great exhibit!
  • Scott J.
    Scott JewellJuly 1, 2016
    Love how lifelike the statues are. Some of the sounds got overwhelming.
  • Troy R.
    Troy RoarkFebruary 24, 2010
    It's probably why you're here in the first place, so be sure to see "Ghosts of the Library", and don't miss any of the displays. Give yourself at least 4 hours to see it all. Read more
  • Ethan A.
    Ethan AdamsDecember 30, 2016
    The private room out front is beautiful for group gatherings
  • Llolanda S.
    Llolanda StarkApril 5, 2010
    Great way to spend the afternoon, Don't miss the Ghosts of the Library, worth going just for that.
  • H. Alan S.
    H. Alan ScottJuly 22, 2013
    Don't go backwards. You'll find out he dies and it'll ruin the rest of the museum.
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DeGeorgeAugust 1, 2010
    Wonderful exhibits. The shows are great (especialy Ghosts of the Library).
  • Tim R.
    Tim RoudebushApril 17, 2016
    Historical interpretation is great
  • Laura Harvey S.
    Laura Harvey StoutFebruary 20, 2011
    Great museum, but all the wax figures get slightly creepy
  • darlene l.
    darlene lafalceJuly 23, 2014
    It is very cold in here for a July day- bring a wrap or jacket
  • Tony M.
    Tony MuellerJuly 31, 2010
    Watch out for the no photography signs in certain areas. Douche-bag security guards will make you erase pictures.
  • Maggie H.
    Maggie HaakJuly 31, 2011
    The Ghosts in the Library exhibit is a must see! Amazing!
  • Carmen B.
    Carmen BremmerAugust 20, 2011
    Bring a jacket. The air was cranked up in August
  • Jean H.
    Jean HelmJuly 11, 2015
    Great galleries of his life
  • Alberto C.
    Alberto CruzMay 30, 2013
    Great place to learn about our state
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchmoldtJune 30, 2012
    Love the presidential campaign TV spots!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LeeJanuary 5, 2013
    Nice place and very educational but not worth the $12 for adults. Not much here.
  • Vince C.
    Vince CiminoMarch 4, 2016
    Great history tour
  • Wilfred S.
    Wilfred SanchezFebruary 23, 2014
    See the ghosts show its awesome.
  • Roxanne M.
    Roxanne MinelgaAugust 20, 2012
    FANTASTIC. See everything!
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.March 28, 2013
    Have to atleast see Ghosts of the Library.
  • Neha D.
    Neha DDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to be and work :-)
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TireyMay 26, 2010
    Don't Miss Ghosts of the Library and the Lincoln's Eyes show Read more
  • Chaitanya R.
    Chaitanya RaniJuly 10, 2016
    Watch the shows!🙆
  • Liz C.
    Liz CroftDecember 21, 2014
    Ghosts in the Library
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