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. 


Located at Lincoln Home National Historic Site and online

"Lincoln Home NHS 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.

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“Now we are engaged in a great civil war.” Abraham Lincoln 1863

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.

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“I certainly wish that all men could be free.” Abraham Lincoln, 1863

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.

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Trading Cards Collage

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.

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