Become a Member
Becoming a member of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) makes you a part of Team Lincoln which is the best way to enjoy the museum! You get to visit as many times as you would like for a whole year and get access to exclusive member-only events to enjoy the ALPLM's collections and magic up close.
This membership program ensures your dollars stay here to offer wonderful benefits, great value, and the fulfillment of knowing you are helping to share exciting projects that engage and inspire the world through Lincoln's Legacy and Illinois stories.
All membership levels include the following benefits:
- Unlimited free admission for one year.
- Quarterly members-only events that provide up-close looks at the ALPLM's magic and artifacts.
- A 10% discount on merchandise at the Museum Store.
- Special discounts on admission to select ALPLM events.
- Advanced notice of upcoming VIP Programs.
- Daily access to new exhibits.
- Discounted guest passes to give as gifts.
- Special benefits at over 300 history museums through the Time Travelers Network. Locate participating museums and institutions.
How to use your membership:
You will receive your membership card the first time you visit us after joining Team Lincoln. On all future visits simply show your card and ID at the ticket counter. At least one member must be present in order to use membership benefits for admission.
Example: The 6 person membership allows 6 people to enter every day for a year. One of the 6 must be listed on the account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my membership tax-deductible?
Your membership may be tax-deductible; the value is estimated at $15/person. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine your tax benefit. Upon purchase of your membership, you will receive an email receipt that will contain our tax ID number.
Can I bring guests?
The membership type you purchase will outline the number of daily admissions you are allowed. However, one of the listed members on the account must be present. Members may also purchase guest passes at a discounted rate.
Example: The 6 person membership allows 6 people to enter every day for a year. One of the six must be listed on the account.
How will I be notified about VIP programs, early access to new exhibits, and the quarterly members-only events?
Notice will be sent to the email address on file for the primary member. Announcements will also be made on our social channels and in our e-newsletter.
How Do I receive my membership card?
The Guest Experience Team at the Museum ticket counter can assist you. Membership cards are made on-site upon your first visit.
What are the Time Traveler Program benefits?
We are members of the Time Travels reciprocal membership program. This provides our members with varying benefits at over 300 other U.S. museums and educational institutions. Members visiting a Time Travelers institution are encouraged to contact that institution to confirm the benefits offered.
Locate participating museums and institutions.
When will my membership expire and how can I renew it?
Memberships expire on the last day of the month one year from purchase and are non-refundable. For example, if a membership is purchased on June 03, 2021, it will expire on June 30, 2022. You will receive notice from our ticketing system with renewal instructions, or stop by the museum to work directly with a Guest Services Professional.
How Do I purchase a membership as a gift?
What a great gift idea! The Guest Experience Team at the Museum will be happy to help you. Contact Us at 217-558-8844.
Will you be expanding your program to include Group and Corporate memberships?
Yes, we are working on a "corporate/group" program that will be rolled out at a later date.
Can I get free admission through any other organization?
No. Team Lincoln, offered through the ALPLM, is the only program that offers free admission to the museum.