"We are nearing 150,000 visitors to the museum after only 10 weeks
of being open to the public, and it is our hope that the use of
online tickets will keep access at people's fingertips," said
Richard Norton Smith, executive director of the library and museum.
"When potential visitors have the ability to plan and print tickets
from home, admission to the museum and a visit to Springfield is
just a click away. We hope people take advantage of the convenient
online ticket system for future visits to ensure a speedy entry
process and more time to enjoy the exhibits and theaters."
Internet sales at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum began on
July 1. There are no convenience fees for online ticket purchases.
Visitors wishing to use the new system can access it from
with a link off the "Planning
Your Visit" Web page or by going directly to
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When purchasing tickets online, visitors are encouraged to use
the "Print at Home" option. Similar to tickets used by airlines, the
ticket will have a bar code that can be read by a scanner inside the
museum for admittance. "Will Call" tickets are also available online
and can be picked up at the information desk inside the museum
lobby. Visa and MasterCard payments will be accepted for all
Presidential Library and Museum news release]