Groups who desire either tours or self-guided tours are welcome. Please call in advance to schedule. Allow approximately one hour for self-guided visit of the galleries. Guided tours can last between one to three hours depending on selected educational activities. Group leaders may wish to allow time for shopping at the Lincoln General Store.
To schedule a tour by phone, call 423.869.6235. Please have available the name, address and telephone number of the school, the number in the group, grade or age of the group and the preferred day and time. If you wish to add on additional education activities, please alert the scheduler that you wish to speak with Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet to include an educational experience at no additional cost to the price of the tour.
Pre-K to First Grade: Storytime and craft based on the book Mr. Lincoln's Hat (30 minute lesson)
Second Grade to Fifth Grade: Exploring Artifacts as an Introduction to Primary Sources (45 minute lesson)
Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade: Exploring Primary Sources through the Letters of Benjamin Trail, an African American Soldier (1 hour lesson)
High School: Understanding Context: A Primary Source Exploration of Political Cartoons Depicting Abraham Lincoln (1 hour lesson)
All buses should load and unload students in the museum parking lot unless directed to another location. The buses may then park in the Tex Turner Arena parking lot until it is time to pick up students for departure.
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Learn more about the resources, workshops, and guides the Museum can provide to help your class succeed in National History Day.
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to partner with Microsoft for Skype in the Classroom, an online community that allows educators to connect with learning communities across the globe. Whever you are located in the world, you can schedule a session with the Museum to learn about our artifacts or to participate in historic learning opportunities.
"The Civil War at Cumberland Gap" is an educational DVD and lesson packet produced by the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in partnership with Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and FamFive Productions.
The DVD tells the story of three individuals who experienced the Civil War in Appalachia: Franklin Jones, an impoverished tenant farmer from eastern Kentucky; Jeremiah Dean, a young man from southwestern Virginia; and Samuel, a slave leased by his owner in eastern Tennessee. Lesson packets are available in either high school or middle school format.
To request a copy, please contact Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at [email protected] or call 423.869.6607.