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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.

Special Exhibits

Solidarity Now! Coming Soon
Lincoln's Life in Letters

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.


I live in Springfield and I had never been to this beautiful museum.

Wow! I live in Springfield and I had never been to this beautiful museum. I decided to go today and I am so impressed, what an interesting and fun time. I was blown away with the awesome theaters and how helpful everyone working there was, and I learned so much.  I would highly recommend this museum to everyone, it’s a real gem!”

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