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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.


Smithsonian Museum Day

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will be participating in the Smithsonian Museum Day this year. Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 17, 2022, for two people. Please visit the Smithsonian's website for more information.

Abe for All

“Abe for All” is a series of learning experiences to support and promote diversity and inclusion as we work to make President Lincoln’s legacy more accessible to all.  We are committed to providing an inclusive experience for all, and if there are other things we can do to ensure a more welcoming experience, please let us know. You can reach us 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily by calling 217-558-8844 (TTY/TDD1-888-440-9009) or emailing ALPLM.GuestEntry@Illinois.gov.

Abe for All: Sensory Friendly Sundays

The lighting and sounds will be modified throughout the museum from 1-5 pm on the following Sundays.  Advance registration is not required. We have developed
a pre-visit preparation packet that ranks areas of the museum based on their potential to overstimulate.  

Sunday, October 30, 2022 
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Sunday, October 29, 2023
*  Regular Admission rates apply; see below for our free event.  

Abe for All: Sensory Friendly Evening

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 (Free Museum Admission from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

The lighting and sound will be modified throughout the Museum for the evening. A quiet space will be available.  Advance registration is not required. We have developed
a pre-visit preparation packet that ranks areas of the museum based on their potential to overstimulate. 

Abe Appreciation

National Travel and Tourism Week

May 1 – 7, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
First responders will receive free admission with presentation of employer ID at the ticket counter.

Veterans Day

Friday, November 11, 2022
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, both Active duty and Veterans, receive free museum admission Friday, November 11, 2022, with proof of military service. Reservations are not required in advance—present proof of military service at the Museum Ticket Counter to receive promotion.

All other guests wanting to view the Museum exhibits need to purchase regular Museum admission; they can do so at the ticket counter upon arrival or in advance online. Do not reserve a ticket online for Armed Forces members; their proof of service will be their ticket for the day.

Check back often as promotions change frequently.

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