Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Route 66 - Illinois
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Dedicated to the life and legacy of the16th President of the United States, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum brings together the world’s largest collection of documentary material related to the life of Abraham Lincoln.
The museum, unlike any other in the U.S., features hi-tech exhibits, interactive displays, and multimedia programs, as well as a reproduction of the White House as it looked in 1861.
The holographic and special effects theatres will entertain, educate and mesmerize you with ghostly images, live actors and high action. Witness the 1860 Presidential Election as though it were happening today, complete with television news coverage and campaign commercials. View an original hand-written copy of the Gettysburg Address, the evening gloves in President Lincoln’s pocket the night he was assassinated and the quill pen used to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Presidential Library is home to the world’s largest collection of Lincoln-related documents, artifacts and books including more than 12 million items from the Illinois State Historical Library.