Directions/Parking

Directions to the Museum and Library

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are located next to each other in downtown Springfield, Illinois.  Many downtown streets use the one-way street system. Here are some specific directions to help you find us.

  • Museum

    212 N. Sixth St
    Springfield, IL 62701
    217-588-8844

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  • Library

    112 N. Sixth St
    Springfield, IL 62701
    217-588-5656

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Via Automobile

From Springfield's Clear Lake Avenue (I-55 Exit 98B):

  • Proceed West on Clear Lake Avenue. Clear Lake will turn into Jefferson Street (one-way west).
  • The Museum Bus Drop Off is located on the Northside of Jefferson between Sixth and Seventh streets.

From Chicago, take I-55 South to the IL-97/West, Clear Lake Avenue, Exit 98B.

From Champaign, take I-72 West. Proceed to IL-97/West, Clear Lake Avenue, Exit 98B.

From St. Louis, take I-55 North to IL-97/West, Clear Lake Avenue, Exit 98B.

From Jacksonville, take US-36/I-72 East to I-55 North. Proceed to IL-97/West, Clear Lake Avenue, Exit 98B.

From Indianapolis, take I-74 West to I-72 West. Proceed to IL-97/West, Clear Lake Avenue, Exit 98B.

From Peoria, take I-74 East to I-155 South to I-55 South. Proceed to IL-97/West, Clear Lake Avenue, Exit 98B.

From Des Moines, take I-80 East to I-74 East. Proceed to I-155 South to I-55 South. Proceed to IL-97/West, Clear Lake Avenue, Exit 98B.

From Kankakee, take I-57 South to I-72 West. Proceed to IL-97/West, Clear Lake Avenue, Exit 98B.

Via Train

The AMTRAK station is located at 100 North Third Street, Springfield, Illinois, three blocks from the Presidential Complex. Follow Jefferson Street, walking three blocks to the east.

All bags brought into the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will be searched. Food and drink are not permitted inside the library or museum.

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Via Plane

The Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is located at 1200 Capital Airport Drive, Springfield, Illinois, 4 miles from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Follow Capital Airport Drive to J David Jones Parkway, continue onto North Walnut Street turning onto West Madison Street. The Museum Parking Garage is located on the corner of Sixth and Madison Streets.

The Museum entrance is located one block South of the parking garage at Sixth and Jefferson Streets.

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Parking

Parking Ramp for the museum and library

Street Parking: Limited street parking is available around the campus.

Parking Garage: The parking garage for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is located on the corner of Sixth and Madison Streets. The rate is 75 cents per 1/2 hour or $9.75 daily.

Operating hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The Museum Parking Garage accepts payment via cash, credit, or debit card. (M/C, Visa, American Express, and Discover accepted.) An attendant will be available to collect payment when leaving the parking garage.

RV and Bus Parking: RV and bus parking is located just north of the Museum Parking Garage in a flat lot. The entrance is located off Sixth Street between Madison and Mason streets. Each RV or bus has a flat rate of $5.00 and is payable to the parking garage attendant.


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