Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Visit Springfield, Illinois, where our 16th resident spent most of his adult life and was practicing law when he was elected to the White House in 1860

History lovers will enjoy Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, the town where Lincoln spent most of his adult life and was practicing law when he was elected the 16th U.S. President in 1860. The dual venue pairs a premier research library with a world-class museum and boasts an incomparable cache of Lincoln artifacts and memorabilia.  Among the more than 50,000 items housed there are everything from an original copy of the Gettysburg Address to Mary Todd Lincoln’s wedding dress to letters, books, posters and works of art. In the museum’s plaza, visitors love to pose for pictures beside the remarkably lifelike figures that portray the Lincoln family as they looked when they left Springfield for the White House. 

212 N. Sixth St., Springfield, Illinois, 217/558-8844, alplm.org