Lunch at the Library

Have lunch ... at the ALPLM!

Choose either a Springfield's Horseshoe Bar Lunch or a Sandwich and Salad or Soup Lunch to be enjoyed in the Library's bright and comfortable Lincoln Reception Room before or after your guests explore the Museum.


Springfield's Horseshoe Bar: $40/person (includes Museum Admission)

No time for a Museum visit? Springfield’s Horseshoe Bar Lunch is $30/person.

  • Tossed Salad
  • Springfield’s Famous Horseshoe featuring traditional White Toast, Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts, Fresh Slow-Cooked Ground Beef, Pommes Frites, Homemade Cheese Sauce, and condiments (ketchup, hot sauce, blue cheese)
  • Assorted Dessert Shooters
  • Iced Tea and Water Station

Sandwich with Soup or Salad: $35/person (includes Museum Admission)

No time for a Museum visit? Sandwich and Soup/Salad Lunch is $25/person. 

  • Honey Ham and Swiss Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread
    with lettuce, tomato, mayo and mustard on the side
  • Secret Recipes’ Famous Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Red Grapes on a Croissant
  • Choice of either a Garden Salad or Soup
    Choose from Minestrone, Tomato Bisque, or Broccoli Cheese Soup
  • Homestyle Potato Salad
  • Assorted Cookies and Brownies
  • Iced Tea and Water Station 

Reservation Information

Lunch reservations are offered Monday through Friday based on availability. The minimum number of guests is 20 people.

Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance of a lunch date.

MAKE A RESERVATION: To learn more and make your Lunch reservation, contact the Facilities Rental Office at 217-558-8873 or Our staff will send you a Lunch at the Library confirmation letter and payment form.


Confirm your reservation by sending back within 15 business days of the verbal reservation the signed confirmation letter and paying a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the reserved guest count (number of guests attending the luncheon). Deposit and final payment may be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover) or corporate check (payable to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation).

Payment of the remaining balance is due seven days before the event date at which time the final guest count is due. NOTE: The minimum number of Luncheon guests is 20 people. If attendance falls below 20 people, the group will be charged for 20 people.

CANCELLATION: If it is necessary to cancel a Lunch at the Library reservation, we ask for written notice 30 days before the Lunch date. The group will lose the 25% deposit.

See you at lunch! 

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