last month of this school year when prearranged
school field trips can tour the exciting and world-renowned
presidential museum at no charge. During March, April, May and early
June, when most field trips are scheduled, admission to the museum
is $4 per student. Scheduling a field trip during February thus
offers several advantages -- students can tour the museum during
Lincoln's birthday month, they can visit at no charge, and they can
avoid the larger crowds during the traditional field trip months of
March through May.
Regular admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is
$12 for adults and $6 for children ages 5-15.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum uses a combination of
rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship to immerse visitors
in the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. Students can see ghosts
come to life on stage, watch TV coverage of the 1860 presidential
election, roam through the Lincoln White House, experience booming
cannons in a Civil War battle and come face to face with priceless
original Lincoln artifacts.
While visiting the presidential museum, students can get up close
and personal with Illinois Civil War history through an exhibit
scavenger hunt in the adjacent presidential library, where the new
Civil War exhibit "Boys in Blue" just opened. All teachers visiting
with school groups receive a free teacher packet to help bring the
museum experience back to their classrooms.
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All presidential museum field trips are booked through the
Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau at
information is available by calling the Convention and Visitors
Bureau at 217-789-2360. If the weather becomes an issue on the day
of a scheduled field trip, organizers can simply call the museum at
217-558-8939 to cancel.
For more information about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum, visit
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum]