1. The Plaza2. The Treasures Gallery3. Illinois Gallery4. Mrs. Lincoln’s Attic5. Journey One The Pre-Presidential Years6. Union Theater7. Journey Two The White House Years8. Ask Mr. Lincoln9. Ghosts of the Library10. The Gateway11. The Museum Store12. Subway®
Lifelike figures of the Lincoln family greet visitors in the Plaza—the hub of the Museum. Pose for a photo before starting your own journey through the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.
View dozens of items that were a part of the Lincolns’ lives. Family photos, china, and crystal from the White provide glimpses of the Lincoln family’s personal lives.
In the center of this hall is a large cylindrical exhibit—resembling an upturned stovepipe. Essentially a gallery-in-a-gallery, this exhibit area is reserved for a rotating display of some of the most precious Lincoln artifacts.
Special exhibits that delve into issues relating to Abraham Lincoln’s life, times, and legacy are hosted here. Click here for the current exhibit.
Kids of all ages are invited to play in this hands-on children’s area. Try on Lincoln’s suit or Mary’s dress. Put on the uniform of a Civil War soldier. Rearrange the furniture in the Lincoln Home doll house. Have your picture taken with life-size cut-outs of young Abraham, his sister, and his parents. A responsible adult must accompany children in this area.
This state-of-the-art theater features layered digital-projection screens and special effects that immerse viewers in the drama of “Lincoln’s Eyes,” told by the artist who struggled to capture the sorrow, hope, vision, resolve, and forgiveness in Lincoln’s eyes.
Special live performances also are presented in the Theater.
Select a question from the pre-programmed list and view a filmed response. Historian and Lincoln expert Tom Schwartz provides historical background, and actor William Schallert provides Lincoln’s voice.
This dramatic and magical special-effects presentation uses Holavision®—a proprietary holographic technology—to explain the importance of the Museum’s complementary Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in preserving not just the history of Illinois’ favorite son, but of all Illinoisans.
There are so many more Lincoln-related historic sites to see in Central Illinois. Ask the knowledgeable staff for information.
Fun and educational gifts for yourself and others await you at the Museum Store. You may also purchase items from the Museum Store online catalog.