Plan Your Visit
The Lincoln Heritage Museum is located just off Interstate 55, 30 miles north of Springfield and 150 miles southwest Chicago in historic Lincoln, Illinois, a town christened by Abraham Lincoln and the only town named for Lincoln he was elected President.
There is no admission cost for the museum, donations are accepted.
Street parking located in front of the museum.
The Lincoln Heritage Museum is fully handicapped accessible.
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday 1pm – 4pm
Closed -Holiday Break December 18- January 3, All Federal Holidays, except Lincoln’s Birthday, Holiday weekends
We welcome group tours of all sizes and ages!
We welcome groups of all sizes and ages. For school groups or other group tours of more than twenty, we ask that you call in advance to plan your visit, and fill out the Group Tour and Field Trip Reservation Form so we might better accommodate your needs the tour. We specialize in personalized tours and we strive to make our and tours age-appropriate. Call (217) 732-3155, ext 295 to schedule your next trip.
Teaching Enrichment at the Museum
We encourage schools to use our museum to facilitate the learning in the classroom. Museum staff have initiated program called the T.E.A.M. project (Teaching Enrichment At the Museum). This includes a multi-age and multi-disciplinary educational experience in which the museum staff both invites students into the museum to use it as educational resource; but additionally, T.E.A.M. serves as an outreach to area schools after the visit if desired. In the museum, we offer first-person storytelling, slide presentations, story time, scavenger hunts, and hands-on examination of certain collections, depending on the age. Call the museum for full details of how the museum can benefit your school, your classroom, and your students.
The Lincoln Heritage Museum is easily accessible from Interstate I-55. At exit 126, turn towards Lincoln on Woodlawn Road (Woodlawn will later become Keokuk Street) and continue 3 miles. The Lincoln Heritage Museum is located on the corner of Keokuk and Ottawa Streets at 300 Keokuk Street. GPS coordinates 40°09’31.0N, 089°21’68.3W.
In addition to the Lincoln Heritage Museum, there are several other wonderful attractions in our city and county, as well as clean motel accommodations, and fine dining establishments. For more information, visit the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County or call (217) 732-8687.