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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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The Questioneers - Opens February 16, 2024

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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.


This museum is a superb pairing of education and entertainment.

When my family entered, we didn't realize what an amazing experience awaited us. This museum is a superb pairing of education and entertainment. I learned so much about the Civil War, about the job of historians, and about the White House Meanwhile, the theatrical values were jaw-dropping, especially the holograms. The map and the staff will keep you oriented.

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