Lunch at the Library

Host an easy to arrange Lunch at the Library for your tour group, convention attendees, corporate staff, or community group at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch -- two menu options to choose from -- and visit the Museum dedicated to telling Lincoln's great American story.

Choose either a Springfield's Horseshoe Bar Lunch or a Sandwich and Salad or Soup Lunch to be enjoyed in the Library's picturesque Lincoln Reception Room before or after your guests explore the Museum. This bright and comfortable venue allows for a relaxing lunch. Choose one of the following menus:


Springfield's Horseshoe Bar   $40/person with Museum Admission

Tossed Salad

Springfield’s Famous Horseshoe featuring traditional White Toast, Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts, Fresh Slow-Cooked Ground Beef, Pomme Frites, Homemade Cheese Sauce, and condiments (ketchup, hot sauce, blue cheese)

Assorted Dessert Shooters

Iced Tea and Water Station


Sandwich and Salad or Soup Menu   $35/person with Museum Admission

Honey Ham and Swiss Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread
with lettuce, tomato, mayo and mustard on the side
Secret Recipes’ Famous Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Red Grapes on a Croissant
Choice of either a Garden Salad or Soup
Choose from Minestrone, Tomato Bisque, or Broccoli Cheese Soup
Homestyle Potato Salad
Assorted Cookies and Brownies
Iced Tea and Water Station 

Reservation Information

Lunch reservations are offered Monday through Friday based on availability, and the minimum number of guests is 20 people. If you do not have time for a Museum visit, the Sandwich and Soup/Salad Lunch is $25/person, and the Springfield’s Horseshoe Bar Lunch is $30/person. Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance of a lunch date.

Please call or send an email to the Facilities Rental Office to make a Lunch reservation. Our staff will send you a Lunch at the Library Confirmation Letter and Payment Form.

Confirm your reservation by sending back within 15 business days of the verbal reservation the signed Confirmation Letter and paying a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the Reserved Guest Count (number of guests attending the luncheon). Deposit and final payment may be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover) or corporate check (payable to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation).

Payment of the remaining balance is due seven days before the event date at which time the final guest count is due. NOTE: The minimum number of Luncheon guests is 20 people. If attendance falls below 20 people, the group will be charged for 20 people.

CANCELLATION: If it is necessary to cancel a Lunch at the Library reservation, we ask for written notice 30 days before the Lunch date. The group will lose the 25% deposit.


We look forward to welcoming your group to the ALPLM!  Please contact the Facilities Rental Office at 217/558-8873 or to learn more and make your reservation. See you at Lunch!