History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $6 for two children’s tickets for ages 5–15 (a $12 value); children aged 5 and younger are admitted free
- $12 for two adult tickets (up to a $24 value)
- $20 for family admission for two adults and two children, plus “Under His Top Hat” mousepad and poster (up to a $43 value)<p>
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Less than 90 minutes from St. Louis, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Lincoln artifacts, complete with the Gettysburg Address. A life-size replica of Lincoln’s log cabin set back in a forest of artificial trees stands 40 feet tall just like the President’s iconic top hat. The museum also houses a re-creation of the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre, where the president was assassinated, and the state-of-the-art Union Theater, which projects films such as Lincoln’s Eyes, a broad overview of Lincoln’s personal and political life with a special focus on slavery. In the Ghosts of the Library exhibit, transparent phantoms of Lincoln and his contemporaries drift around powered by Holavision technology. Youngsters, supervised by parents, can try on period dress, pose for photos with life-size cutouts of young Abe, or reenact historic scenes in the Lincoln Home dollhouse located in Mrs. Lincoln’s attic, the hands-on learning center. Before heading home, patrons can browse the museum store—more than 3,500 square feet of artifact replicas and Lincoln-themed merchandise.
What some people are buzzing about:
“We took our homeschooled children (ages 3, 7 and 8) and we ALL enjoyed the experience much more than we anticipated! It prompted us to partake in all the other...”
“We took our homeschooled children (ages 3, 7 and 8) and we ALL enjoyed the experience much more than we anticipated! It prompted us to partake in all the other historic sites in Springfield while we were there!”
“I think everyone should go to this interactive museum. It is so well done you think you are at Disney World or something :)”