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Free field trips offered during February at Lincoln Presidential Museum

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[January 11, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- The month of February 2012 includes Abraham Lincoln's 203rd birthday. It also offers free school field trip opportunities at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield.

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 Additional 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

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