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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

112 N 6th St
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum documents the life of the 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. The museum contains life-size dioramas of locations in Lincoln's life.
The museum contains life-size dioramas of Lincoln's boyhood home, areas of the White House, the presidential box at Ford's Theatre, and the settings of key events in Lincoln's life, as well as pictures, artifacts and other memorabilia.

The presidential library opened on October 14, 2004, and the museum opened on April 19, 2005. The buildings which now house the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are in three separate structures, including the former Springfield Union Station, which has been adapted to serve as the museum's visitor center.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is not affiliated with the U.S. National Archives and its system of Presidential Libraries.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Categories

  • History Museums and Living History Areas

    This museum usually exhibits many original artifacts related to Lincoln like the original hand written Gettysburg Address, a signed Emancipation Proclamation, his glasses and shaving mirror, and more.
  • Presidential Places

    The Lincoln Presidential Library is a research library which houses books, papers and artifacts related to Lincoln's life and the American Civil War.

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