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Experience history like never before. Step inside key moments in Lincoln's life, from triumph to tragedy. Explore immersive displays and shows that drive home the human costs of slavery and war. Connect with Lincoln and his family through artifacts that can't be found anywhere else in the world. You'll feel like you're walking in Lincoln's shoes.

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Lincoln's Life in Letters

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Lincoln Quotes

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

Abraham Lincoln | November 19, 1863

Research and Collections

Research Division

Research activity including the Papers of Abraham Lincoln.

Oral History

Preserving the stories of Illinois' citizens through spoken word.


Delve into our collections about Lincoln and the Prairie State.


Not a history buff but even I have to recommend this to everyone.

Not a history buff but even I have to recommend this to everyone. The story from Lincoln's birth to death are compellingly told in a wide variety of mediums. Much of his story is just as timely today as it was then. The staff couldn't have been any more helpful and all clearly love their work. Will recommend this to anyone who cares to listen.

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