The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is on a mission to make a visit to the Presidential Museum an experience everyone can enjoy. We also want to give back to groups that support our community.

Museums for All

Museums for All is one component of the ALPLM’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences, and supports those receiving food assistance
(SNAP) benefits when visiting the ALPLM with a minimal admission fee of $3 per person, up to four people, when presenting a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and valid photo ID. Please visit Museums for All for more information.

Abe for All

In 2022, we will host evening events titled "Abe for All" to seek valuable input from the public to facilitate our mission of providing an excellent experience for all guests. Your participation in event surveys will be key in helping us improve the guest experience.

Abe for All: World Hearing Day

Thursday, March 3, 2022 (Free Museum Admission from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Face masks are required for all guests, but to facilitate guests that utilize speech reading, all staff and volunteers will be wearing face shields.

Sign language interpreters will be inside the theater productions to sign the presentations as they are running. We will debut a series of QR codes to present closed captioned videos for permanent content inside the Journeys. NOTE: You will need to bring your own device to view this content as devices are not provided.

Abe for All: Sensory Friendly Evening

Saturday, April 2, 2022 (Free Museum Admission from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

The lighting and sound will be modified throughout the Museum for the evening. Quiet spaces and new activities will be offered. A preparation packet can be requested in advance of your visit by calling 217-558-8844 or emailing


Abe Appreciation

National Travel and Tourism Week

May 1 – 7
Any employee of the hospitality industry will receive free admission with the presentation of an employer ID at the ticket counter.

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1 - 7
All teachers, teacher aids, and school administrators will receive free admission with the presentation of a school-issued ID card or letter signed by administrator on school letterhead.

National Not-For-Profit Day

Wednesday, August 17
NFP groups can attend the museum free of charge with a pre-scheduled booking. Not-For-Profit groups should call our group sales office at (217) 558-8939 to reserve their tour time.

First Responders Day

Sunday, September 11
First responders will receive free admission with presentation of employer ID at the ticket counter.

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