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Welcome to Lincoln Library and Museum

Lincoln Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library opened in October 2004, with the Museum opening on 19 April 2005. They are part of a $115 million complex dedicated to the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln and form the largest presidential library complex in the nation. The Library houses the world's largest collection of Lincoln material, with more than 46,000 items. Included in this collection are nearly 1,500 documents written or signed by Lincoln, including handwritten copies of the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address. The collection also contains important family documents and artefacts, including the Lincoln's marriage license, a tablecloth from their wedding reception, the nameplate from their front door, and Mr. Lincoln's shaving mirror. The museum has been designed to be an amazing experience, using creative 'immersive' exhibits taking visitors through phases of the president's life from his boyhood cabin in Indiana to his 'homecoming' funeral in Springfield.

Information & Facts

212 North Sixth Street
Library: free. Presidential Museum: $12 (adults), $6 (children 5-15)
English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

Opening Times
Library: Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm. Museum: daily 9am-5pm, Wednesday 9am-8:30pm.
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