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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 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.

Collections

Delve into our collections about Lincoln and the Prairie State.

Testimonials

You'll love the films that they play and the special exhibits are very nice.

I love visiting the Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. The Museum is very interactive and full of amazing items. You'll love the films that they play and the special exhibits are very nice. My favorite area is the library as I like to do research here. I also come to workshops by our library system at the library. The staff are friendly, helpful, and I recommend membership to families

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