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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library 212 N. Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 558-8844 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is the premier repository for materials relating to the history of the Prairie State. The Illinois State Historical Library was created in 1889 by the Illinois General Assembly, which charged the new library with collecting and preserving "books, pamphlets, manuscripts, monographs, writings, and other materials of historical interest and useful to the historian, bearing upon the political, religious, or social history of the State of Illinois from the earliest known period of time." Apple River Fort Elizabeth 815/858-2028. Bishop Hill Bishop Hill 309/927-3345. Black Hawk Rock Island 309/788-0177 Bryant Cottage Bement 217/678-8184 Cahokia Courthouse Cahokia 618/332-1782 Cahokia Mounds Collinsville 618/346-5160 Carl Sandburg, Galesburg. October-April, Sa, 10-4 pm (closed Nov. 28 and Dec. 12, 2009); May-October, Th-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 309/342-2361. Dana-Thomas House, Springfield. Currently, We-Su, 9 - 4 pm. 217/782-6776. David Davis Mansion, Bloomington. Year-round, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 309/828-1084. (last tour at 4 pm) Douglas Tomb, Chicago. Year-round, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 312/225-2620. Fort de Chartres, Prairie du Rocher. Year-round, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 618/284-7230. Fort Kaskaskia, Ellis Grove. Year-round, Mo-Su, 8 - 4 pm. 618/859-3741. Galena Historic Sites: U.S. Grant Home - March-October, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm; November-February, We-Su, 9 - 4 pm. Washburne House, May-October, Fr, 10 - 4 pm. Old Market House, Year-round, 9 - 5 pm. 815/777-3310. Jubilee College, Brimfield. March-October, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm; November-February, We-Su, 9 - 4 pm. 309/243-9489. Lewis and Clark, Hartford. Post Labor Day-April, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm; May-Labor Day, Mo-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 618/251-5811. Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, Springfield. Post Labor Day-April, Tu-Sa, 9 - 5 pm; May-Labor Day, Mo-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 217/785-7289. Lincoln Log Cabin, Lerna. Post Labor Day-October, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm; November-February, We-Su, 9 - 4 pm; March-April, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm; May-Labor Day, Mo-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 217/345-6489. Lincoln’s New Salem, Petersburg. September 16-October, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm; November-February, We-Su, 8 - 4 pm; March-April 15, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm; April 16-September 15, Mo-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 217/632-4000. Lincoln Tomb, Springfield. Post Labor Day-November, Tu-Sa, 9 - 5 pm; November-February, Tu-Sa, 9 - 4 pm; February-May, Tu-Sa, 9 - 5 pm; May-Labor Day, Mo-Su, 9-5 pm. 217/782-2717. Old State Capitol, Springfield. Post Labor Day-May, Tu-Sa, 9 - 5 pm; May 15-Labor Day, Mo-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 217/785-9363. Pierre Menard, Ellis Grove. Year-round, We-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 618/859-3031. Pullman, Chicago. May-October 11, 11 - 3 pm, Mo-Su; October 12-April, by appointment. 773/660-2341. Vachel Lindsay Home, Springfield. Year-round, Tu-Sa, 10 - 4 pm. 217/524-0901. Vandalia Statehouse, Vandalia. Post Labor Day-April, Tu-Sa, 9 - 4 pm; May-Labor Day, Mo-Su, 9 - 5 pm. 618/283-1161.
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