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General Information

Children in the Civil War: Exploring the Past through Artifacts
Eighteen kids became "archeologists" for a day during the Civil War Summer Camp, courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit artifacts and archival materials concerning Abraham Lincoln, his contemporaries, the American Civil War, and the study of Lincolniana. The Museum will also provide workshops, seminars, forums, courses, outreach programs, and research opportunities for individuals and groups to examine the life of the 16th President, the field of Lincolniana, and the themes and forces that contributed to the era of conflict of the Civil War. The Museum Committee and the Board of Trustees will determine specific collection goals and review policies and procedures annually.

For more information during our hours of operation, call 423.869.7194.

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is located just south of Middlesboro, Kentucky, on U.S. Hwy. 25E in Harrogate, Tennessee, approximately 55 miles northeast of Knoxville. The museum is open during the major summer holidays. Otherwise, the museum is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and other University holidays.

If you have general inquiries, don't hesitate to contact Museum Specialist Kaleb Jenkins at 423-869-6235 or email at  If you are a community organization or a school group interested in learning resources, don't hesitate to contact our program coordinator, Susan Parker, at 423-869-6583 or email at

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00
Saturday 12:00-5:00

Sunday - CLOSED

*The ALLM is open for the Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day holidays.

Admission (group equals 10 or more)

Adults - $6.00 Group rate - $3.00
Senior Citizens (60+) - $5.00 Group rate - $3.00
Children 6-12 years - $4.00 Group rate - $3.00
Motor Coach and School Groups - $3.00

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

The museum also participates in the Museums for All program. Participating museums provide reduced admission for $1.00, to visitors presenting their EBT card. This reduced rate is available for up to four individuals per EBT card during normal operating hours.


Library and Archives

The library and archives are open by appointment Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, email the Museum Archivist at 

Access the Archives Home.

Access guides to the Archives Collection.

Access information on the Museum Research Collection.


Today in Civil War History:

1827 - In Giles County, TN, Confederate General John Calvin Brown was born. After the Civil War, he served two terms as the governor of Tennessee and was a railroad president.