Husband, father and President
Abraham Lincoln believed in the ideal that everyone in America should have the opportunity to improve his/her economic and social condition. Lincoln’s life was the embodiment of that idea. We know him as the sixteenth president but he was also a spouse, parent, and neighbor who experienced the same hopes, dreams, and challenges of life that are still experienced by many people.
"The Abraham Lincoln Store" by Eastern National
Lincoln Home’s Eastern National store has the best selection of books, CDs, DVDs, gifts, apparel, and children's items related to Abraham Lincoln.Read More
150th Anniversary of the Civil War
President Lincoln guided us through the Civil War to a “new birth of freedom.” Learn more about the battles, home front, and the quest for freedom.Read More
Civil War to Civil Rights
Lincoln's vision of freedom was not yet achieved when he was killed. Learn how others continued the work for over 100 years beyond his 1865 funeral.Read More
Trading Cards for Kids
Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.Read More
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Did You Know?
Lincoln insisted on having the 1864 election in the midst of war. "You can not have free government without elections...if the rebellion could force us to forgo a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois