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.  

Annual Membership

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.  

Purchase Membership  

Membership Benefits

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.
  • A 10% discount at the Museum Cafe
  • Special discounts on admission to select ALPLM events. 
  • Advanced notice of upcoming  VIP Programs.
  • Daily access to new exhibits.
  • Special benefits at over 300 history museums through the Time Travelers Network. Locate participating museums and institutions.
2 individuals $58/year
4 individuals $96/year
6 individuals $149/year

How to join TEAM LINCOLN:

Joining TEAM LINCOLN is as simple as clicking the PURCHASE MEMBERSHIP banner above. For memberships that are purchased online, welcome packages will be shipped the first of each month unless picked up at the Ticket Counter. Additionally, memberships can be purchased at the Ticket Counter of the Museum. Memberships that are purchased at the Ticket Counter will receive all membership material at the time of purchase. On all future visits, simply show your card and ID at the Ticket Counter for admission. At least one member must be present to use membership benefits for admission. Memberships Expire on the last day of the month one year from purchase and are non-refundable.

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.

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.  

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