Cost of Admission

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  • Adults $15
  • Seniors (62+) $12
  • Military (ID required) $10
  • Children (5-15) $6
  • 4 and younger, Free
  • Student (ID required) $12
  • ALPLM Members – Free

Members of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation always get in free. Visit to become a member.

Ticket price includes admission to all exhibit areas on our campus and both theater presentations.

Admission is good all day. Feel free to step out and enjoy local flavor and sites then return for a second round or see what you may have missed the first time.

The museum experience is all self-guided. Most guests spend around 2.5 hours.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance and are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

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Group Tours

Adult Group Tours

Scheduled groups of 15 or more guests receive discounts; however, the group must be scheduled through Visit Springfield on their Group Travel Reservation Request page. Register for a user name and password at or call 217-789-2360

Get started at the Visit Springfield Illinois website:

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School Group Tours

We welcome educators and students to learn more about Abraham Lincoln. To help coordinate your visit, see all the information on the Plan Your School Visit page. 

School Visit 


No admission charge.

The Library is primarily for research and houses millions of documents, photographs, and artifacts. Call 217-524-6358 to schedule a research appointment today!

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Union Station and Park

Union Station

A ticket is required to enter Union Station. Cost is included with Museum admission, or $5 each for ages 5 and older to view just Union Station exhibition.

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Union Square Park

No admission charge. A fantastic place for a picnic with our meticulously manicured lawn, or shaded tables, available on a first-come, first-served basis, if you prefer. Unfortunately, we cannot offer indoor picnic areas. Subway® Restaurant onsite for Subway® guests use.

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