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Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

Come See Our Renovated Galleries!

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.

Tad's Tots

March 7, 2023, 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Programming coming soon!

Tad's Tots is always a free event for children 0-5 and their caretakers, but registration is required.

Register Here.


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 from Thanksgiving 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.

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 during all normal operating hours to up to four individuals per EBT card.

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Education Resources

ALLM Lesson Plans

The ALLM can provide your classroom with a number of lesson plans that adhere to state and national social study standards. In addition to age-appropriate history lessons, teachers will find lesson plans tied to S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) activities, citizenship, and geography. Special interest groups (such as Scouts and adult learners) will also find a variety of lessons.


Flipgrid: Flipgrid is a service from Microsoft that provides free, educational and interactive exploration of a wide range of school subjects. As a Flipgrid partner, the ALLM has provided digital access to a number of artifacts, along with interactive videos. Perfect for classroom and distance learning.


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


ALLM for Educators Community Page


Tennessee and National History Day:

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is a proud district site host for National History Day, a national competition that celebrates student analysis of the past. Each year more than half a million students participate in the annual content. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme and then conduct primary and secondary research. Students will look through libraries, archives, and museums, conduct oral history interviews and visit historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting sources, students draw conclusions about the significance of their chosen topic and then be able to present their work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website. The ALLM also assists student researchers who wish to access the museum’s archives and awards a special Lincoln prize for exemplary research that involves Abraham Lincoln’s life, career, and/or the presidency. Northeast District 2 site competition takes place each October, and the museum hosts an annual teacher workshop on competition and the year’s theme in the summer prior to the competition. To learn more, contact [email protected] or visit 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.