Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln

4.8
#65 of 236 in Museums in Illinois
The Lincoln Heritage Museum began in 1942 when Lincoln College alumnus Judge Lawrence Stringer donated his vast collection of Lincoln and Logan County history to Lincoln College. The collection has continued to grow through the generosity of many, including Ralph Newman, Stewart McClelland, James Hickey, and Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, the last living descendant of Abraham Lincoln.

Today, the museum showcases many rare Lincoln artifacts, including an original 1860s "railsplitter" canidate banner, the ballot box in whcih Lincoln cast his vote for president in 1860, mourning clothes worn by Mary Lincoln, and a wealth of Civil War rifles, soldiers' items, and recruitment broadsides just to name a few.
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  • This museum was a wonderful experience and a great introduction to our trip the following few days in Springfield. A 75 minute self-guided tour takes you through many rooms with audio explanations. Ea...  more »
  • If you're driving anywhere near Lincoln, this is the one place you shouldn't miss! When my husband was working in Lincoln, some of his coworkers told him he needed to visit the Lincoln Heritage Museum...  more »
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  • Really nice museum. Young lady at the desk was really friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Excellent! Don't miss!

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