212 N. 6th Street, Springfield
The United States’ 16th president had no official presidential library until the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) was dedicated on April 19, 2005, 140 years after President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Today it is the most-visited state-run presidential museum in the nation.
Biblioteca y Museo Presidencial de Abraham Lincoln (PDF)
The ALPLM houses extensive collections on Lincoln, and contains a life-size model of Lincoln’s boyhood home, multimedia exhibits and special effects theater shows. The ALPLM houses nearly 12 million manuscript items, 400,000 photographs, 172,000 books and pamphlets, 3,000 maps and nearly 100,000 reels of microfilm. Historians and members of the public can review these documents at the ALPLM’s state-of-the-art facility.
Ranked “#1 of 31 Springfield Attractions” by TripAdvisor, the Museum welcomed its three millionth visitor in 2012. It is overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.