• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

Film Presentations

Abraham Lincoln: A Journey to Greatness

Abraham Lincoln: A Journey to Greatness

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site offers visitors three interpretive films playing daily inside the Lincoln Home Visitor Center.

Abraham Lincoln: A Journey to Greatness
A new theatrical documentary produced for Lincoln Home National Historic Site, this film brings history to life and captures the portrait of a humble man who was destined for greatness. Join Lincoln on his dramatic journey from Springfield, Illinois to the White House.

Stirring music and a high-tech sound system add to the drama as the film looks at Lincoln before he was an icon. Film runs 27 minutes and plays on the hour and half-hour.

Homage to Lincoln & At Home with Mr. Lincoln
Two 10-minute films, one about Lincoln’s national legacy, “Homage to Lincoln,” and the other, “At Home with Mr. Lincoln,” is designed as a virtual narrated tour of the Lincoln home itself. Films play back-to-back lasting 23 minutes. Starts on the quarter after and quarter before each hour.

Did You Know?

Carpenter's Portrain entitled:

Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, five days after the battle of Antietam. He visited the battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland on October 1-4, 1862. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois