Springfield, Illinois: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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212 N. Sixth St., Springfield, IL
I-55 exit 98B. Drive west on Clear Lake Ave. into town. Clear Lake turns into Jefferson St. The museum is on the corner of Jefferson and 6th St. Turn right on 6th, and drive two blocks to the parking garage.
Daily 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Lincoln Museum.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Designed by Disney "imagineers" so there's not much to read, but lots of flashy effects and a "pose with the Lincolns" wax dummy photo op.

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Springfield, Illinois - Is My Museum Lying To Me?
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum:

The Chicago Sun-Times has published a muckraking report suggesting that the Lincoln stovepipe hat currently displayed in the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, may not be Abe's at all.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum:

When it comes to Abe Lincoln, tourist attractions haven't been shy in finding ways to cash in and merchandise.

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Abe Lincoln, fashion consultant.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

The wax figures, although well crafted, retain a bit of Halloween creepiness. Which I like.

[Rex McManamy, 10/13/2020]
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Surprised this is on Roadside America. Attraction lacks quirkyness that other attractions exude. Felt like a corporate-driven museum. Also not impressed by a lady soliciting us to join the foundation for $70.00 for 4 tickets at the entrance. This was billed as a cost savings to us, but in doing the math, that would be four tickets for the cost of six. If you do not have children, would recommend skipping.

[Heather And Eric, 04/08/2012]
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