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Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum

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Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) houses one of the finest private collections of Lincoln and Civil War material in the world. More than 35,000 artifacts, manuscripts, photos, and rare books fill its three permanent exhibit galleries, special exhibit gallery, vaults, and reading rooms.

Highlights include:

  • Abraham Lincoln's ebony walking stick
  • the Lincoln family's tea set, used in their Springfield home
  • the only photograph of Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln
  • more than 100 documents handwritten or signed by Lincoln
  • decorations from Lincoln's coffin
  • a lock of Lincoln's hair
  • a portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln painted by her niece, Katherine Todd Helm
  • a corner cupboard made by Lincoln's father for the family's Kentucky home
  • original Civil War firearms, swords, uniforms, and flags
  • the signal lantern and speaking trumpet from the Civil War battleship USS Monitor
  • a carriage belonging to Secretary of State William H. Seward
  • 197 works of statuary, paintings, engravings, etchings, and drawings; includes works by Gutzon Borglum (of Mount Rushmore fame), Daniel Chester French (the sculptor responsible for the statue in the Lincoln Memorial), and two portraits by Thomas Buchanan Read (noted 19th-century artist and poet)
  • 2,500 pamphlets from the Civil War era
  • 1,500 original pieces of Civil War sheet music
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The Robert L. Kincaid Endowed Research Center provides opportunities for scholars.
The Kincaid Research Center facilitates the research of Lincoln scholars.
Front entrance to the Museum.
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum sits in the shadow of the Cumberland Gap.
Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet
Our Program Coordinator visits classrooms and offers Skype tours via Skype in the Classroom.
School tools
The Museum provides teachers with lesson plans and activities.
On display are artifacts that tell the story of Lincoln during his lifetime and in public memory.
Inside the Vault
Special events include our Inside the Vault Tour - a special opportunity to see rare items, like this ticket to Ford's Theatre found on John Wilkes Booth.
Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum

For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum directly.


6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy.
Harrogate, TN 37752


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Admission Rates

Adults $5, seniors $3.50, children (6-12) $3.00, children under 6 free.


Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 12 noon - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

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