History can be dramatic, sad and inspirational. But ultimately it’s all about people, and that means it can also be fun. The best way to enjoy the story of Illinois is to visit our historic sites, but the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency offers plenty of other options.


You can build your own historic building, from the Old State Capitol to an Aledo shoe store. Or explore historic sites on our YouTube channel .

Separate the Lincoln facts from the Lincoln fiction by examining some of the fake quotes that people attribute to the 16th president

Dig into the details of Lincoln’s life with a 360-degree look at Lincoln artifacts

Follow IHPA on Facebook and Twitter . Check out the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Tumblr and Instagram



Learn all about Abraham Lincoln and his presidential library by downloading the Abe App at iTunes or Abe App Google Play