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Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum


After a two-year, multimillion-dollar renovation, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is open to the public. Visitors are once again welcomed to visit one of the world's largest private collections of Lincoln and Civil War material anywhere in the world, featuring the following exhibits:

  • Log Walls to Marble Halls, tracing Abraham Lincoln's journey from the frontier to the national stage
  • Lincoln, the Constitution, and the Civil War, an examination of the difficult constitutional issues President Lincoln faced
  • The Last Days of Lincoln, a new exhibition on Lincoln's final months in office
  • The LMU Story, a look at the origins of a living memorial to Lincoln in the Tennessee mountains and how his legacy has inspired the education of generations of students
  • The Dr. Carroll Rose Collection, featuring rare Confederate weapons and wartime medical instruments


  • Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Please note that the museum is closed on Sundays fromThanksgiving weekend through February, and during all Lincoln Memorial University holiday closures


  • Adults: $6.00
  • Seniors (60+): $5.00
  • Children (6-12): $4.00
  • Children (under 6): Free
  • Special group and AAA rates

For more information or to schedule a group tour, call (423) 869-6235

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Education Resources

Flipgrid: Free, educational and interactive exploration of the ALLM's collection, perfect for classroom and distance learning.

Lincoln Letters for Kids: newsletter and Lincoln's Army Club

ALLM for Educators Community Page

Tennessee History Day

New: The Young Lincolns Podcast

An important aspect of every Railsplitter Homecoming is sharing our LMU memories. The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is now keeping this aspect alive year-round by releasing our new podcast, The Young Lincolns. Taking its title from LMU founder O.O. Howard’s words about the students of LMU being the “young Lincolns of this section,” the podcast will allow you to hear the stories of LMU alumni from its founding to the present day. Some stories, like the one you will hear today from Mrs. Helen Anderson Ramsey, Class of 1926, will come from written memories preserved in the university and museum’s archives. Others will come to you directly from the source. These are the types of stories that you love to hear fellow Railsplitters tell at Homecoming – a proposal at the Spring House, dorm life with the “dead line” was firmly in place, funny class stories, and memories of those instructors who helped alumni grow into the people they are today. And, these podcasts will give you an added bonus – the ability to hear from alumni who attended it in its earliest days and are no longer with us. Click on the link above to begin listening and to locate The Young Lincolns on your favorite podcast outlet.