History & Culture

Around the world Abraham Lincoln is a symbol of liberty and equality of opportunity. His journey through life began in humble surroundings in a log cabin in Kentucky and ended as President of the United States in the White House. To learn more about Abraham Lincoln and his journey you may want to begin by exploring the links below and reading about Lincoln's Legacy.



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Abraham Lincoln

Discover the 16th president through essays, accounts, and his own words

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The Lincoln Home

The first and only home Abraham Lincoln owned has many stories of its own to learn

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The Lincoln Family

Lincoln's family helped him become the man and president we know him as today

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Lincoln's Neighbors & Community

Lincoln made friends with the people who lived here and built long-lasting relationships with individuals who have their own stories to tell

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Slavery & the Civil War

Learn more about the issues that Lincoln and the nation struggled with up to and throughout Lincoln's presidency, and still effect us today

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Virtual Museum

Explore the artifacts on the Lincoln Home online!

Illinois Old State Capitol: Large 2 story building of sand-colored stone with pillars & red dome
Other Lincoln Sites

Links to other Abraham Lincoln-related websites

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Stories: Sharing Lincoln's legacy

How is the National Park Service continuing to tell stories of Lincoln's legacy over 100 years after his passing?

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What historical and academic research opportunities is the Lincoln Home hosting?

Last updated: August 14, 2023

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