Museum admission prices will increase to $12 for adults, up from the
current $10; $6 for children ages 5-15, up from $4; $9 for senior
citizens and students, an increase from the current $7; and $7 for
individuals who are part of group tours, up from $5.50 per person.
The price for active-duty military personnel will remain $7.
Prearranged school tours and children under 5 will still be admitted
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is a stunning combination
of scholarship and showmanship, immersing visitors in Lincoln's
world and time. From a rustic log cabin to the Executive Mansion,
guests may follow the fate of America's 16th president and share the
joys and sorrows of a family and the nation. The museum features
"Lincoln's Eyes," a multi-screen presentation that puts you in the
center of dramatic moments in history; "Ghosts of the Library,"
where the ghosts of Civil War soldiers and Abraham Lincoln come to
life to reveal why history matters; the Treasures Gallery, where
Illinois' thousands of original Lincoln artifacts are displayed on a
rotating basis; and Mrs. Lincoln's Attic, where hands-on children's
activities offer family fun and learning.
A new exhibit, "Team of Rivals," that follows Lincoln's choice of
his first presidential Cabinet and the events leading up to the
Civil War, opens at the museum Oct. 14. The exhibit coincides with
the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and will be opened and
narrated by Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the best-selling book of
the same name.
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The price increase is necessary to keep pace with the rising cost
of operating the world-class facility, which draws about 400,000
visitors each year, more than any other presidential library-museum
complex. Admission fees supplement state funds that pay for daily
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, adjacent to the museum,
is the state's chief genealogical and historical research facility.
Its collections of more than 12 million items are available to
researchers of all ages. Visit
www.presidentlincoln.org for more information about the museum
and library as well as exhibits and special events at both
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Preservation Agency; LDN]