Planning a Visit?
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum is located at:
212 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
http://www.alplm.org/ (official site)
[ map ]
Take a Virtual Tour of Lincoln's Springfield
for Lincoln - A new heritage tourism project for the Central Illinois
area. The program, which includes participation from 10 central Illinois
communities, is developed based on the stories of Abraham Lincoln's
life and times throughout the area.
The Lincoln Home
is a national historic site located in a four-block area that includes the
only home that Lincoln ever owned, including several restored buildings
LINCOLN-HERNDON LAW OFFICES
Law Offices are a state historic site located within walking distance
of the Lincoln home in downtown Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln practiced
law here from 1834 to 1852.
OLD STATE CAPITOL
State Capitol is a state historic site that is a beautiful recreation
of the statehouse as it was during Lincoln's years there and the site
of the famous "House Divided" speech. Located across the
street from the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices.
Depot tells the story of Lincoln's trip from Springfield to Washington
as the country is moving toward war.
Tomb is a state historic site where Lincoln and his family are buried,
with the exception of Robert. The Tomb is located in historic Oak
NEW SALEM STATE HISTORIC SITE
Twenty-five miles from Springfield, Lincoln spent 6 years of his life
in New Salem.
This log village contains 23 buildings. Costumed interpreters help to
bring frontier life of the early 1830s alive for visitors. During the
summer, Theatre in the Park performs regularly scheduled outdoor performances.
New Salem is in a 700-acre park with a restaurant and camping available.
POSTVILLE COURTHOUSE STATE HISTORIC SITE / LINCOLN COLLEGE MUSEUM
Get on I-55 north and head to Lincoln (15 miles) First stop: The
Postville Courthouse State Historic Site. This is a reproduction of
the original 1840s courthouse where Lincoln frequently tried cases. Second
stop: The Lincoln College
Museum, which houses a major collection of original Lincoln artifacts
and documents. Last stop: An interpretive exhibit which describes Lincoln
christening the city with a watermelon.
LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE MUSEUM
Take I-72 toward Decatur and then take a leisurely country drive on Route
121 through Mattoon, pick up Route 16 into Charleston (100 miles) and start
your visit at the Lincoln-Douglas
Debate Museum. This museum is the only one in Illinois that retraces
the debates. The tour includes exhibits, interactive displays and a film.
The museum also includes hands on children’s activities and a gift
LINCOLN LOG CABIN STATE HISTORIC SITE
From Charleston take the Lincoln Highway Road to the Lincoln
Log Cabin State Historic Site. (8 miles). “Goosenest Prairie
Farm” was the last home site of Lincoln’s father and stepmother.
The site includes a living history farm, displaying 1840s farming methods
by costumed interpreters and the Stephen Sargent Farm, a second farmstead
on the same property.