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Experience history like never before. Step inside key moments in Lincoln's life, from triumph to tragedy. Explore immersive displays and shows that drive home the human costs of slavery and war. Connect with Lincoln and his family through artifacts that can't be found anywhere else in the world. You'll feel like you're walking in Lincoln's shoes.

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Lincoln Quotes

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

Abraham Lincoln | November 19, 1863

Research and Collections

Research Division

Research activity including the Papers of Abraham Lincoln.

Oral History

Preserving the stories of Illinois' citizens through spoken word.


Delve into our collections about Lincoln and the Prairie State.


LOVE this place! Makes you feel proud to be an American!

I have been to about eight of them, and always enjoy seeing new ones. This was a real treat, and they were very honest with their depiction of his work and life. The movie they show was fascinating and very informative. The displays were professionally done, and the staff was very friendly. LOVE this place! Makes you feel proud to be an American!

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