Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

History Museum · Downtown Springfield
212 N 6th St (btwn Madison St & Jefferson St), Springfield, IL 62701, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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The official foursquare location of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. We are open daily from 9am-5pm.


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    "American Civil War"(2 Tips)
    Jason J.
    "Don't Miss Ghosts of the Library and the Lincoln's Eyes show."(12 Tips)
    Maggie H.
    "The Ghosts in the Library exhibit is a must see! Amazing!"(4 Tips)
    darlene l.
    "It is very cold in here for a July day- bring a wrap or jacket"(3 Tips)
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  • Melissa M.

    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.

    Melissa Marie · August 13
  • Jean H.

    Great galleries of his life

    Jean Helm · July 11
  • Liz C.

    Ghosts in the Library

    Liz Croft · December 21, 2014
  • Colleen B.

    Absolutely incredible museum. The detail is astounding. Don't miss the two shows, they're amazing!

    Colleen Bailey · November 14, 2014
  • darlene l.

    It is very cold in here for a July day- bring a wrap or jacket

    darlene lafalce · July 23, 2014
  • Christianne F.

    A 'don't miss' when visiting Springfield. It was well worth the price of admission. My 12 y/o grandson was fascinated.

    Christianne FitzRandolph · July 19, 2014
  • Beth S.

    Awesome museum, very interactive. Great for kids third/fourth grade and up.

    Beth Shook · May 8, 2014
  • Wilfred S.

    See the ghosts show its awesome.

    Wilfred Sanchez · February 23, 2014
  • Danny F.

    Plan to come on a day when the library is open and give yourself enough time to also go to Lincoln's Tomb.

    Danny Friedman · September 15, 2013
  • H. Alan S.

    Don't go backwards. You'll find out he dies and it'll ruin the rest of the museum.

    H. Alan Scott · July 22, 2013
  • Jake S.

    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.

    Jake Smith · July 16, 2013
  • Sara C.

    This is probably one of the best museums I've ever been to! Plus the staff was very friendly.

    Sara Currivean · June 12, 2013
  • Alberto C.

    Great place to learn about our state

    Alberto Cruz · May 30, 2013
  • Jason J.

    Don't Miss Ghosts of the Library and the Lincoln's Eyes show. Both are worth every penny spent on Admission to the Museum.

    Jason Johnston · May 1, 2013
  • John H.

    Absolutely wonderful experience. Very cool exhibits and a very friendly staff

    John Hogan · April 17, 2013
  • Jason H.

    Have to atleast see Ghosts of the Library.

    Jason H. · March 28, 2013
  • Michelle L.

    Nice place and very educational but not worth the $12 for adults. Not much here.

    Michelle Lee · January 5, 2013
  • Jake B.

    The 2 shows are must-see. Especially the Holavision one. So cool

    Jake Breedlove · August 25, 2012
  • Roxanne M.

    FANTASTIC. See everything!

    Roxanne Minelga · August 20, 2012
  • Elizabeth

    The Everett copy of the Gettysburg address is occasionally on display from the vault. Check with staff if its out for viewing.

    Elizabeth · August 15, 2012
  • Tasha G.

    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

    Tasha Gaffigan · July 4, 2012
  • Amanda S.

    Love the presidential campaign TV spots!

    Amanda Schmoldt · June 30, 2012
  • Julie N.

    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.

    Julie Nott · June 24, 2012
  • Rusty S.

    Hands down one if the best museums I've every been to. Worth a stop if you're in Springfield!

    Rusty Schultz · January 27, 2012
  • Neha P.

    Great place to be and work :-)

    Neha P · December 16, 2011
  • Irene L.

    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!

    Irene Liu · November 9, 2011
  • Michelle D.

    Make sure you allow time to fully explore the Museum. So many great exhibit!

    Michelle Dirks · September 5, 2011
  • Carmen B.

    Bring a jacket. The air was cranked up in August

    Carmen Bremmer · August 20, 2011
  • Maggie H.

    The Ghosts in the Library exhibit is a must see! Amazing!

    Maggie Haak · July 31, 2011
  • Laura Harvey S.

    Great museum, but all the wax figures get slightly creepy

    Laura Harvey Stout · February 20, 2011
  • Jared H.

    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.

    Jared Hatch · January 28, 2011

    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

    HISTORY · August 24, 2010
  • Patrick D.

    Wonderful exhibits. The shows are great (especialy Ghosts of the Library).

    Patrick DeGeorge · August 1, 2010
  • Tony M.

    Watch out for the no photography signs in certain areas. Douche-bag security guards will make you erase pictures.

    Tony Mueller · July 31, 2010
  • Jennifer T.

    Don't Miss Ghosts of the Library and the Lincoln's Eyes show Read more

    Jennifer Tirey · May 26, 2010
  • Llolanda S.

    Great way to spend the afternoon, Don't miss the Ghosts of the Library, worth going just for that.

    Llolanda Stark · April 5, 2010
  • Troy R.

    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

    Troy Roark · February 24, 2010

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