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Members get wonderful benefits like invitations to special events, reduced prices at the museum store, and discounts at hundreds of other museums. And, of course, you get free admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum!

Annual Membership

Our members' support helps us to continue the work of collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting the study of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and Illinois history. Your membership supports educational and cultural programming in the Library and Museum, fosters Lincoln scholarship, and encourages cultural literacy.

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Membership Benefits

All membership levels include the following benefits: 

  • Unlimited free admission for members- at least one member must be present in order to use membership benefits for admission 
  • 10% discount at Museum Store
  • Exclusive discounts on select programs 
  • Advanced notice of VIP Programs 
  • Time Travelers benefits at over 300 history museums throughout the U.S. Locate participating museums and institutions.
  • Advanced, member-only, access to new exhibits
  • NEW! Artifact Exclusives- Quarterly members-only events to enjoy the ALPLM's collection up close.  

Membership Levels

Admission for 2 individuals /year
Admission for 4 individuals /year
Admission for 6 individuals /year

Frequently Asked Questions 

 Is my membership tax deductible?

Donors who expand their contribution in support of the ALPLM’s initiatives including class visits, community engagement, exhibitions and programming are eligible for a 100% tax deduction. Membership fees may also be partially tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor to determine your tax benefit.

 How can I pay for my membership or an additional donation?

We can accept your generous contribution with cash, check, or credit card (Visa & Mastercard only).

 Can I share my membership?

Guests of members are welcome but must be accompanied with the membership card holder. For example, -------- Level members may accompany one guest for free admission. For ------------ Level members, up to three guests can enjoy free admission to the museum if accompanied with a member.

When will my membership expire and how can I renew it?

Memberships expire at the end of the month, one year from the month of purchase. For example, if a membership is purchased on June 03, 2021, it will expire on June 30, 2022. Members can renew their membership at any time through the ALPLM, or at the museum, working directly with a Guest Services Professional.  

Will I get a tax donation letter?  

Our ticketing system automatically send an email receipt of the membership/donation that will contain our tax ID number.

Is there a virtual membership?

Not at this time. Please note that memberships are priced in such a way that if your group visited the museum more than one it a year it pays for itself in admission alone. There is even more savings if you purchase something in the giftshop, attend another museum using Time Travelers, or attend a program that offers a special member rate.  

Who should I contact with membership questions?

Please call our main number at 217-558-8844 and our staff will happily assist you with any questions regarding your membership!

Will there be membership cards and if so, how will I receive mine?

Membership cards will be handwritten and given to the guest at the time of purchase. If your membership is purchased online, we will prepare a membership packet for you to be picked up upon your first visit. 

Will I be notified that my membership is up for renewal?

You will receive an email from our ticketing system one month before your membership expires, alerting you to the end of your current membership and providing an easy renewal process. 

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 encourage to contact that institution to confirm the benefits offered. Those visiting the ALPLM using a Time Travelers membership from another participating institution are eligible for $2 off museum admission.

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