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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum tickets now available online     Send a link to a friend

[JULY 5, 2005]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum announced Friday that tickets for admission to the museum will now be available online at

"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 Internet sales.

[Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum news release]

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